Lamar University celebrates National Transfer Student Week

On Oct. 17-21, Lamar University joins colleges and universities across the nation in celebrating National Transfer Student Week. students-passing-out-t-shirts

Yearly, the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students works to celebrate transfer students and the professionals who support them on their journeys. The week offers the perfect opportunity to highlight transition struggles and successes while building “transfer pride” on campus.

This year, the organization’s theme for the celebration is “Plug into Transfer,” aimed at helping students and colleagues get “plugged in” to transfer resources and supports before, during or after the point of actual campus change.

Ryan Litchfield, assistant director of LU Admissions said, “For us here at Lamar University, it's a week-long event that celebrates transfer students across the country, brings awareness to the barriers that transfer student populations tend to face and hopefully brings the communities together to give them more access.”

Also spearheading the week’s events on campus is the Fresh Feathers Transfer Student Association. Brandie VanZanden, director of New Student & Leadership Programs, said, “It’s an association for new LU transfer students to get involved with. We try and help in their transition from their other college to LU. We put on events during Week of Welcome and Welcome Back Week, at Orientation and then during National Transfer Student Week.”


What’s Your Transfer Story?

Monday, Oct. 17 – Friday, Oct. 21
Setzer Student Center Atrium

Stop by the Transfer Week banner and write down your transfer story to share with others.


Plug Into Campus

Monday, Oct. 17
Setzer Student Center Atrium from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Transfer students are invited to come and discover new ways to connect to the campus community. There will be a coffee bar and giveaways.


Transfer T-Shirt Swap

Wednesday, Oct. 19
Setzer Student Center Atrium from 12:30-2 p.m.

Bring a T-shirt from your former university and swap it out for a new Fresh Feathers T-shirt.


Stay Connected on Social Media

Friday, Oct. 21

Tag the LU Fresh Feathers student organization in a social media post wearing your new Fresh Feathers T-shirt. #FreshFeathersLamar