TRANSFERmations is designed specifically for transfer students entering during the fall or spring semesters.
By participating in this program you will:
- Gain an understanding of the opportunities and resources available to you at SLU.
- Develop a supportive peer group by connecting with new and returning transfer students.
- Make informed decisions regarding your involvement in the SLU community.
- Learn how to lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle with help from your transfer mentor and wellness programs.
Week 1: Fall Welcome
Fall Welcome is filled with great events that can help you learn about resources at Saint Louis University, meet many new people and make new friends. Your TRANSFERmations mentor will provide a meet-up location before every Fall Welcome program so transfer students can attend together, but the following events are just for you:
Transfer Student Meet and Greet
At orientation, you will receive information about Fall Welcome activities, learn about opportunities and resources for transfer students, hear from past transfer students, and meet your transfer mentors.
Transfer Student "Cook-In"
Come and enjoy a "cook-in" with current and past SLU transfer students, complete with burgers, field games and air conditioning! Prepare for the Spirit Competition, create signs, paint faces and get excited for the men's soccer game.
Week 2: Fall Welcome Continues
West Pine Mall
We encourage all new students to SLU to get involved in some way. Check out more than 150 student clubs, organizations and other involvement opportunities at SLU Fair. Plus, enjoy giveaways and the campus' largest ice cream bar.
Week 3: Fun Outside
Cardinals Pre-Game Party
Go Cards! Meet us for pizza and a kick-off party before the ballgame at Busch Stadium. Then we’ll head downtown for SLU Night at the Ballpark. Limited free tickets and free MetroLink tickets are available for transfer students.
Take a midweek break from your classes to hang out on the quad with your transfer mentors. We will have field games and snacks available. Rain plan: Meet at Simon Recreation Center.
Week 4: Individual Meetings
Get to know your individual transfer mentor and mentor group on a more personal level this week. Transfer mentors will contact their mentor group for separate events throughout the week. Watch your email for more details.
St. Louis Zoo Trip
Join the transfer mentors on a trip to the Saint Louis Zoo in Forest Park, voted one of the best zoos in the country and completely free. A favorite activity from last year, this is one you don't want to miss.
Week 5: Another STL Tradition
"The Glow" at Forest Park
The Great Forest Park Balloon Race a longstanding tradition. On the evening prior to the race, the balloons ignite their fires at simultaneous intervals to create the effect that the balloons are "glowing." Join your fellow transfer students for this unique experience. Transportation is provided.
Week 6: Celebrate Your Success at SLU
With midterms just around the corner, take a break from studying to relax with the transfer mentors. You can stop by for a few board games and enjoy one of the best hors d'oeuvres bars on campus — a real treat!
Homecoming Golf Cart Decorating
Come celebrate your first six weeks at SLU. Enjoy breakfast and decorate your golf cart for the annual Homecoming parade. Family members and guests are welcome to attend.