Transfer Student Resources

At Lamar University we recognize that transfer students are an important part of our community. The Transfer Student Association, Fresh Feathers, is here to help you and support your transition into LU.We hope you check out our resources and participate in the free programs designed to help you connect with other transfer students and Lamar University. Welcome to LU and the Cardinal Transfer Community!

National Transfer Student Week

What is National Transfer Student Week (NTSW)?

The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students organizes National Transfer Student Week (NTSW) annually on every third week of October to celebrate transfer students and those that support them through their academic journey.

At Lamar University, we love our Cardinal Transfers! We want to celebrate and support the diversity of the transfer student experience. We hope that you join in on this celebration!

Join us October 14 -18 for our Transfer Student Celebration events!

Fresh Feathers

Fresh Feathers was created by and for transfer students to connect and support transfer students to the Lamar campus and community. Fresh Feathers hosts events just for transfer students to help their transition to LU! As a Transfer Student, you can also join our planning committee to help plan our semester events and activities.    

T-Shirt Swaps

During the first week of each semester Fresh Feathers facilitates a t-shirt swap for transfer students. We ask students to turn in a shirt from their old college or university and we will swap for a new LU shirt, designed for transfer students to show of their Cardinal Pride. We then take the old shirts and use them for a service project later in the semester.

Free Events

Fresh Feathers hosts monthly events open to all transfer students to help them connect with campus life. Every October we also host a week full of events for Transfer Student Appreciation Week.      

CONNECT WITH US: @LU_FreshFeathers


Transfer Orientation

July 26, 2024

Every spring and summer the office of New Student and Leadership Programs hosts orientation sessions specifically for transfer students. While Orientation is not required, we highly recommended you attend to get ready and excited for your LU experience!