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Transfer Transition Experience

Wildcat Welcome

Wildcat Welcome is a program designed with transfer students in mind every step of the way. Led by your Transfer Peer Adviser--a junior or senior transfer student with Northwestern savvy and lots of purple pride--Wildcat Welcome will show you the ins and outs of college life at Northwestern. You will meet your fellow incoming and current transfer students, learn about the unique resources that Northwestern has to offer, and, most importantly, get so pumped for the years of deep friendships, academic enrichment, and all things purple that Northwestern can bring you! You can find more out about Wildcat Welcome here.

Wildcat Welcome will be held September 16-23, 2019. Do not plan to make any other arrangements during that time period, as you'll be in programming most of the time!

True Northwestern Dialogues

True Northwestern Dialogues (TNDs) series prompts every new student to explore issues related to self, connection to the community, navigation, and wellness. The series consists of two online components during the summer (described here), and four sessions during Wildcat Welcome.

We know that some of the TND topics you've likely already discussed at your previous institution. So, in order to make space for this overlap,  the four sessions during Wildcat Welcome will be with the other transfers in your peer adviser group and facilitated by your Transfer Peer Adviser.

Pre-Orientation Programs

POP (Northwestern's Pre-Orientation Programs) occurs off campus the week prior to  Wildcat Welcome, Northwestern's weeklong intensive orientation program. If you are interested in an additional opportunity to meet other new students, transfers and first-year students alike, aside from the 7 days of Wildcat Welcome, POP provides 3 unique experiences.

Experiences to choose from include topics such as Chicago emersion, leadership, and community service. Two full weeks of programming right before classes start may sound a bit overwhelming, but those who have participated in POP have enjoyed the experience before heading into Wildcat Welcome. Approximately 10% of the incoming class chooses to participate in POP.

Head to the Pre-Orientation Program page for more info.