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Transfer Student Appreciation Week 2023

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The 2nd annual Vanderbilt University Transfer Student Appreciation Week features social and educational events for transfer students and transfer student supporters. Transfer students are a vital part of the Commodore community, and we want to highlight their contributions and accomplishments. Questions about the week’s events can be directed to


Transfer Connect Banquet
Transfer Connect members will be celebrated during this banquet. These Transfer Student Leaders support new transfer students during their transition to Vanderbilt, and their hard work will be honored during this gathering. This is an invitation-only event.

Transfer Student Appreciation Week

Highland Quad
All students are invited to kickoff Transfer Student Appreciation Week at this fall-themed celebration! There will be fire pits for making s’mores, a hot chocolate and cider bar, lawn games, and more!
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Transfer Student Fun Facts Table
Sarratt Student Center, 2nd Floor Promenade
In honor of National Transfer Student Week and VU’s Transfer Student Appreciation Week, the Vanderbilt community is invited to come learn about Vandy’s transfer student population. During this tabling event, all students are invited to come play quick games to win prizes and get treats.


Studyin’ and Food Truckin’
Blakemore House Lobby/Backyard
All students are invited to this special study session in celebration of Transfer Student Appreciation Week. Students will be able to ask tutors questions and form study groups. Attendees are then invited to have FREE dinner from a Thai food truck that will be parked in the Blakemore backyard.
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TRANSFERable Skills: Career Workshop and Lunch 
Sarratt Student Center, Room 327
All students can come learn about how to showcase your experiences on your resume and during interviews. You will see how both academic and non-academic, as well as professional and non-professional, skills are a benefit to you and employers. A taco bar will be served for lunch.
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Dean’s Dinner: Transitions in College
Rothschild College Great Room
Transfer students are invited to have a catered dinner from Vice Provost Tiffiny Tung and Dean Melissa Gresalfi. During this dinner, Drs. Tung and Gresalfi will share about managing transitions during your academic career. Spots are limited for this event. Only those who are able to RSVP will be able attend. Those who are unable to RSVP will be placed on a waiting list and contacted if spots become available.
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Reflections and Recollections Lunch
Sarratt Student Center, Room 189
All students are invited to be guided through reflections about college and life in general. A journal will be provided to each attendee. Lunch will be served.
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Explore Nashville: Ice Skating
Meet at VU Bookstore
Transfer students are invited to have some ice skating fun! Attendees will meet at the VU Bookstore to walk to the ice skating rink together. After ice skating, attendees will have dinner together. The Explore Nashville series includes excursions to local sites and organizations that make a positive impact on the Nashville community. All transportation, entrance fees, meals, etc. are FREE for students.
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