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Transfer Student Leadership Summit

March 1, March 29, and April 19

The Transfer Student Leadership Summit brings together transfer student leaders from four-year colleges and universities to share their transfer experiences, identify common themes, present on transfer support initiatives, and build peer networks. Though students will lead the sessions on campus support programs, staff and faculty members are invited to co-present and network at the Summit. Register now to gain access to the virtual session rooms.


The few opportunities that exist for colleges and universities to come together and discuss transfer student success are so powerful for staff and faculty members. However, students have even fewer opportunities to attend or participate in these impactful discussions. The Transfer-Year Experience (TYE) program within the School of Undergraduate Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, is excited to host a convening to help strengthen transfer support among students, staff, and faculty.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Transfer Student Leadership Summit will shift to an online format. Throughout spring 2021, we will host a series of three, 60- to 90-minute webinars. Each session will focus on a transfer student topic and will include both a presentation from transfer student leaders from around the country and a moderated panel with national transfer experts. Session topics are:

  • March 1: Transfer Trends and Issues
  • March 29: Transfer Belonging, Culture, and Community
  • April 19: Transfer’s Function in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education

As in previous years, the Summit will be FREE to participants. We will even have giveaways during each webinar session!

To learn more about this year’s webinar sessions, check out the 2021 schedule and our panelists and presenters. Register today to join transfer transfer leaders from colleges and universities around the country!

Who Should Attend?

The Summit aims to attract students who are currently making a difference for transfer students at their campus or those who are interested in starting transfer support initiatives at their institution. Attendees should not only include transfer students but student leaders who support transfer students. Staff and faculty members from participating institutions may co-present with students and network with colleagues throughout the Summit.