The Transfer Experience   Frances Tosca
Abstract     Working with transfer students can present     different challenges for a Resident Assistant.     However, it...
Learning Outcomes   Integrating transfer students into an established   community   Understanding the needs of each transf...
Method:Interviews and Surveys
Integrating Students Into theLoyola Community     Discover Loyola does not provide opportunities to     meet many transfer...
UnderstandingCampus Resources     From Interviews: Satisfaction with Academic     Advising, not very familiar with other o...
HousingUnfamiliar with housingcontract/optionsNo clear understanding of thebuilding’s policies or who togo for with mainte...
In Summary...     Transfer students come in with many of the same     expectations as freshman but are left behind while  ...
Working withresidents that areconsideringtransferring Having an established relationship is a must Offer support and lend ...
Suggestions for RAs/ResLife     Transfer Info Guide (website, tma, ra info, resident     director, etc.)     Thorough expl...
Presenting this during trainingSimilar powerpoint presentationThorough explanation of resourcesfor both incoming and outgo...
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  1. 1. The Transfer Experience Frances Tosca
  2. 2. Abstract Working with transfer students can present different challenges for a Resident Assistant. However, it also provides opportunities for growth. When assisting in integrating a student into the Loyola community, RAs should be mindful of the need to acclimate to campus, adjusting to the classes and dealing with the aftermath of transferring, especially if they are questioning their decision. In addition, Resident Assistants should be aware of ways to address residents who are considering transferring.
  3. 3. Learning Outcomes Integrating transfer students into an established community Understanding the needs of each transfer student Utilizing campus resources Working with students considering transferring
  4. 4. Method:Interviews and Surveys
  5. 5. Integrating Students Into theLoyola Community Discover Loyola does not provide opportunities to meet many transfer students Recognizing that Spring Transfer students miss out on Welcome Week and many opportunities to meet their neighbors Recognizing the lack of opportunities for Spring Semester transfers
  6. 6. UnderstandingCampus Resources From Interviews: Satisfaction with Academic Advising, not very familiar with other offices No formal tour during DL Connect with First Year Experience/Tau Sigma Hillel/MSA/HSA Spring Organization Fair
  7. 7. HousingUnfamiliar with housingcontract/optionsNo clear understanding of thebuilding’s policies or who togo for with maintenanceissuesTransferring in the SpringSemester leaves students in acrunch to decide to live on- oroff-campus and to findroommates
  8. 8. In Summary... Transfer students come in with many of the same expectations as freshman but are left behind while their fellow first-year students get a more in-depth, hands-on introduction to Loyola In my interactions with my residents and friends, their transition has been bumpy and they don’t feel like their needs were met
  9. 9. Working withresidents that areconsideringtransferring Having an established relationship is a must Offer support and lend an ear, especially when they are explaining their reasons for considering transferring Familiarize yourself with the process, especially with housing release
  10. 10. Suggestions for RAs/ResLife Transfer Info Guide (website, tma, ra info, resident director, etc.) Thorough explanation of the residence hall’s rules Future Roommate Meet & Greet in the Spring Semester
  11. 11. Presenting this during trainingSimilar powerpoint presentationThorough explanation of resourcesfor both incoming and outgoingstudentsSuggestions for flyers/providingexamplesStress the need for follow-up

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