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  1. 1. Working With TransferStudents Frances Tosca RA Fall Training 2011
  3. 3. Learning Objectives RAs should leave with a better understanding of the transfer experience and how it may differ from the “traditional” freshman/upperclassmen experience RAs will leave with some useful passive and active program ideas targeted towards transfer students RAs will be provided with helpful tactics when talking to a student who is considering transferring RAs will be introduced to useful Campus resources
  4. 4. Method
  5. 5. Overview Interview Results and Summary of Experience Overview of Campus Resources Programming Brainstorm! Working with Residents Who Are Considering Transferring Please provide your input!
  6. 6. Integrating Students Into theLoyola Community Discover Loyola did not provide a campus tour DL does not provide many opportunities to connect with transfer students Spring Transfer students miss out on Welcome Week and many other opportunities to meet their neighbors Overall lack of opportunities for Spring Semester Transfers Added stress of housing
  7. 7. Housing as a Transfer Could be uncomfortable living with only transfers or only freshman-- tune into their feelings and offer support Spring Transfers are rushed into planning the next year’s housing arrangements soon after arriving here Spring Transfers- No clear understanding of building policies
  8. 8. Understanding Campus Resources Upon ArrivalSatisfaction with AcademicAdvising, not very familiar withother campus officesConnect with First YearExperience/Tau Sigma Peer Mentor programOrganization Fair/Hillel/MSA/HSA/Ministry
  9. 9. Passive Program Ideas Bulletin Boards or newsletters on FYE/Transfer Groups, Tips on Adjusting to Campus, Campus Resources Hanging up campus maps, neighborhood restaurant/store lists by the elevators/doors Loyola Door Decs Information Manual with TMA, How-To Add Rambler Bucks, RA/ARD/RD Info, etc.
  10. 10. Active Program Ideas Campus Walk/Picnic in the Quad Connecting with Companions/Peer Mentors Spring Housing Meet & Greet Co-programming with other RAs that have transfer residents
  11. 11. BRAINSTORM!
  12. 12. Working With Students ThatAre Considering Transferring Having an established relationship is a must Offer support and lend an ear, especially when they are explaining their reasons for considering transferring Refrain from judging their reasons Familiarize yourself with the transfer process, especially the housing release form
  13. 13. Always Follow Up!