Acclimating the transfer students to their new home is the number one goal according to Rachael Capua, the Assistant Director of the Sophomore & Junior Year Experience.
“The open house was something we thought would be a good way to invite those that just transferred in this semester to know that this space is here and encourage them to use it,” Capua said.
The Transfer Connection Space in the Grandmarc, which has study spaces with computer and printer access, a mini-fridge and microwave that students are welcome to utilize, hosted an Open House for transfer students on Monday from 11 a.m. to 2.p.m.
“It was a more flexible event where students could come and go and learn about the different resources available to them,” Transfer Center Leadership Team member Avary Thoreson said.
Chatter and laughter were heard throughout the Transfer Connection Space as transfer students conversed with each other. One study room had snacks such as candy, pretzels and purple-colored popcorn, while another study room had information pamphlets for various resources on campus.
Some transfer students have recognized the benefits from the Transfer Connection Space and how attending this event helped them meet new people.
“I love this event because it can be tough as a transfer student to meet new people so this is a good way of branching out and having interactions with other people who might have difficulties meeting people,” junior Colton Clanton said.
Transfer students with various majors attended the event.
“Events like this bring inclusiveness to the transfer community. Especially for me as a business student I don’t really get to know people from other majors, but this really helps me interact with other people from different majors,” junior Michelle Arechiga said.
The Transfer Connection Space is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information on upcoming events, visit their website.