TRANSFERmations is a 6-week program designed specifically for transfer students entering during the Fall semester. The program is led by 6 former transfer students, these students will plan events, answer questions, and be a mentor to transfer students entering during the Fall semester.
Students can learn more information about the program in a variety of ways: they will receive e-mails from their assigned Transfer Mentor, they will receive the weekly TRANSFERMATIONS TIMES (a newsletter just for transfers), and/or they can come to the website to get the latest updates.
Check out the full TRANSFERmations Schedule and see your transfer mentors!
Learning Outcomes for the TRANSFERmations Program:
- Students participating in the TRANSFERmations Program will gain an understanding of the opportunities and resources available to them specifically at SLU.
- Students participating in the TRANSFERmations Program will develop a supportive peer group by connecting with new and returning transfer students through social programming.
- Students who participate in the TRANSFERmations Program will make informed decisions regarding their involvement in the SLU community.
- Students participating in the TRANSFERmations Program will learn how to lead a healthy balanced lifestyle as demonstrated by the Transfer Mentor and by attending wellness programs.
o Provide support for the academic environment at SLU to ensure student success.
o Designed to develop the whole student (academic, social, etc) and provide a reprieve from the academic rigor of SLU.
o Allow students to develop relationships with other incoming transfer students and upper class student leaders at SLU.
• EXPLORE ST. LOUIS
o Introduce students to the culture and activities of Midtown and other surrounding areas in the city of St. Louis.
o Provide a "road map" to help students learn how to maneuver both within SLU's campus and the greater St. Louis area.
o Allow for students to work with and for others, and that introduce students to the greater Jesuit mission.
• SLU SPIRIT
o Promote school pride and that correspond with common SLU traditions for incoming students.
TRANSFERmations 6-Week Schedule
Fall 2014 Schedule
Fall Welcome is provided for all students who are entering their first year at Saint Louis University. The first week is filled with many great events to provide students with the opportunity to learn about resources at Saint Louis University and to meet many new people and make new friends. We encourage ALL students to attend all of the events but the following events have been highlighted especially for transfer students. TRANSFERmations Mentors and Oriflamme leaders will meet up before every Fall Welcome event in order to provide an opportunity for transfer students to attend all of the events together.
Trivia Night (August 20 8:00pm - BSC Wool Ballrooms)
If you're moving in to your residence hall on Wednesday, or if you happen to be in the area, feel free to stop the annual Fall Welcome Trivia Night. Enjoy a SLU tradition with fellow transfer students and win some great prizes.
Transfer Student Meet and Greet (August 21 6:30pm BSC St. Louis Room)
At orientation students will receive information about Fall Welcome activities, learn about opportunities and resources for transfer students, hear from past transfer students, and meet your Oriflamme Leaders and Transfer Mentors!
New Student Convocation (August 22 9:30am Chaifetz Arena)
Convocation is an annual SLU tradition that officially welcomes students and their families to the University. Hear from the University President as you become a true member of the SLU community during this formal ceremony to celebrate that class of 2017. All incoming students and their families are encouraged to attend
Where are My Classes? (August 23 10am BSC 352/353)
Still haven't figured out what all the acronyms on your class schedule mean? No problem! Transfer Mentors will be happy to provide individualized campus tours to find where all of your classes are around campus.
Transfer Student Cookout (August 23 5pm SLUruba)
Come and enjoy a cookout with current and past SLU transfer students. Get a chance to talk to past transfer students informally. This will also be a time to prepare for the Sprit Competition, create signs, paint faces, and get spirited for the men's soccer game!
Grand Center Street Party (August 23 9pm Theresa Lot)
Billikens After Dark invites you to join us at the biggest party of the year! Join your friends and walk over to Strauss Park located directly across from the Fox Theatre and enjoy the annual Grand Center Street Party. Have a blast dancing to live music, competing in various carnival games and competitions, and enjoying food samples from different Grand Center restaurants. Be sure to snap a photo with your Oriflamme group in the free photo booth, too!
Fall Welcome continues into the first week of classes (and beyond) to help students get better integrated into the campus community. There are events planned for every day of the week but below we have highlighted the events that we think would be most beneficial for incoming transfer students. We encourage you to attend as many of the Fall Welcome events as possible. The TRANSFERmations Mentors will meet up before every event in order to provide an opportunity for transfer students to attend events together.
Flying Cow Outing (August 26, 8pm - Meet at BSC Info Desk)
Want to beat the end of summer heat? Join us for fro-yo at Flying Cow, part of the Grand Center dining district.
SLU Fair (August 27, 11am - West Pine Quad)
As new students to SLU, we encourage all students to get involved in some way. Want to find out how? Over 150 student clubs, organizations, and other involvement opportunities will be present at the annual SLU Fair. Feel free to swing by for free giveaways, speak with students about the involvement opportunities, and enjoy the campus' largest ice cream bar!
St. Louis Arch Trip (August 30, 1pm - Meet at BSC Info Desk)
Whether you are new to St. Louis or you've always called this place home, the St. Louis Arch will always be the symbol of the city. Join the Transfer Mentors in their trip to the St. Louis Arch. Feel free to bring your cameras for great photo ops! Limited free metro tickets are available for transfer students.
Cardinals Pre-Game Party (September 2, 5pm - Outside Marchetti Towers)
Grab a slice of pizza when you meet us at the lobby of Marchetti Towers at 5:00 for a kick-off party for the ballgame at Busch Stadium. Come and relax before we head downtown for St. Louis' favorite pastime.
SLU Night at the Ballpark (September 2, 7pm - Busch Stadium)
Go Cards! Take a break from school and catch the Cardinals in action at Busch Stadium at 7:00 p.m. It's a great way to get to know St. Louis because you can't have St. Louis without the Cardinals! Limited free tickets are available for transfer students.
Transfer Student Breakfast (September 3, 8:45am - BSC 251)
Don't feel like making breakfast? Come enjoy breakfast on us and chat with your Transfer Mentors and other transfer students. It's a great way to connect with new transfer students heading to class, and voice any concerns you may have with your transfer mentors.
Transfer Service Project (Date, Time, and Details TBD)
Food Truck Rally (September 12, 4:30pm - Meet at BSC Info Desk)
Join us at Tower Grove Park from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m for the monthly Food Truck Rally, a St. Louis favorite. Get to know the city better by sampling various flavors it has to offer. Transportation provided upon request.
Loop Trip (September 13, 11:30am - Meet at BSC Info Desk)
Want a new option for lunch? How about a few chic shopping boutiques? Want to see the St. Louis Walk of Fame? You can do all of this and more at the Loop, home to Blueberry Hill, Fitz's, Vintage Vinyl, and more. Join your Transfer Mentors for this weekend away. Limited free metro tickets are available for transfer students.
Study Break (September 17 6pm - BSC 351)
Take a break from study and come join us in the Busch Student Center for some food, drinks, and board games. Come hang out with transfer students, make new friends, and talk to your transfer mentors.
Cafe Ventana Social (September 18 7pm - Meet at BSC Info Desk)
Cafe Ventana, located at 3919 West Pine Boulevard, is a trendy French quarter-style bistro that offers great food including fresh salads, tasty soups and delectable sandwiches. The Cafe, however, is probably best known for its French style beignets and locally roasted coffee. Come hang out with your transfer mentors and other transfer students as well as get to know one of the city's unique culinary experiences
Week 6 is a celebration and a time to truly be proud of all of your success at SLU!
Transfer Student Scavenger Hunt & Celebration (September 27 1pm - Meet at BSC Info Desk)
Come celebrate your first six weeks at SLU! Enjoy our photo scavenger hunt through one of St. Louis' landmarks, Forrest Park! The hunt will wrap up with cake and ice cream in the park!
Don't forget to check out the TRANSFERmations Twitter feed for updates on events and additional details!
More Information to remember:
Check out the Transition Checklists and utilize the one that best fits your transition level at SLU.
Also, don't forget to continue to utilize the events calendar on the SLU Connection website. This is a great way to continue to find ways to get involved on campus