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Transfer Groups

Vanderbilt recognizes that although transfer students are not new to the college experience, they are new to our campus community. Coming to a new university can be daunting. To assist with making that transition, all incoming transfer students will be assigned to a transfer group. These groups – each of which is comprised of approximately 10-12 transfer students – meet throughout Transfer Student Orientation.

Each transfer group is led by an upper-division student who transferred to Vanderbilt previously. These student leaders are known as Transfer Student Leaders (TSLs). Students will be notified of their transfer group assignment in late July or early August through a letter and phone call from their TSL. If you have additional questions about your Transfer Group assignment, contact Grace Hollis.

In addition to leading transfer groups at orientation, TSLs also belong to a student organization known as Transfer Connect, which offers academic and community-building programs specifically tailored to meet the needs of transfer students.

Transfers at orientation social