Transfer Student Orientation
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Transfer Student Orientation is designed to offer you a robust introduction to life at Vanderbilt, including informational sessions and small-group discussions that will help you navigate your academic program, campus resources, extracurricular activities, and student life on Vanderbilt’s campus. Through TSO, you’ll also have the opportunity to connect with Transfer Student Leaders (sophomores, juniors, and seniors who transferred to Vanderbilt themselves) and other incoming transfer students.
Fall 2021 Transfer Student Orientation will begin the evening of August 20 (Transfer Move-In Day). While the majority of orientation programming will take place between Saturday, August 21 and Tuesday, August 24, all new students will be required to attend two-to-three additional sessions the weekend of August 28-29. View the full Transfer Student Orientation schedule online or in the Vanderbilt University app.
Parents and families are invited to accompany their students to several orientation sessions on Saturday, August 21. Starting Sunday, August 22, orientation events are open to students only.