At the beginning of each fall and spring semester, the Office of First Year Experience & Retention Initiatives hosts various events to allow new and returning transfer students to meet each other. These events happen at various times throughout the Week of Welcome.

Fall 2019 Events:


Scavenger Hunt

*Knock knock* – who’s there? Denny Chimes? Manderson Landing? Bryant-Denny Stadium? Learn about campus landmarks & cool places on campus in this one-of-a kind FYE-made UA scavenger hunt. You will partner with other transfer students to solve clues and find the hot spots on campus. You don’t want to miss this!

Date: September 16th

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Ferguson Student Center 3104

Involvement 101: Transfer Students Involved On Campus

You talked, and we listened! Join us for the first Bama Transfers Lead session and hear from transfers who have been at UA for at least a semester and are involved on campus. Whether you are interested in meeting other transfer students, being an orientation leader, or a leader in your academic college, we know transfers who can tell you the “tea” on how to get involved!

Date: September 27th

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Russell Hall 323


Spring Ahead to 2020: Academic & Social Advice from Transfers

Want some insider info on how to best prepare for your second semester at UA? Join us as we look ahead to 2020 (20/20 vision – get it?) and learn how to “spring” right into a smooth academic & social transition in 2020.

Date: October 7th

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Ferguson Student Center 3104

Tau Sigma Lunch & Learn

Tau Sigma is the national honor society for transfer students. Join our Tau Sigma officers for lunch & learn to discuss how to get involved with Tau Sigma.

Date: October 16th

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Location: Ferguson Student Center 3108

Transfer Week

Join us in celebrating YOU with many events and giveaways throughout the week. Visit this page in early October for more information!

Dates: October 21st – 25th

Time: TBA

Location: TBA


Beat the Tigers Chat: Chicken Minis & Coffee

Let’s get ready to rumble! Join us for chicken minis & coffee as we talk about plans to cheer on the Crimson Tide when they play SEC rival LSU.

Date: November 8th

Time: 9:30am – 11:00am

Location: Ferguson Student Center 3108

P.I.E. Workshop

As a part of Bama Transfers Lead, participants will participate in a workshop titled Practicing Inclusive Excellence (P.I.E.). The workshop will be led by the Crossroads Community Center.

Date: November 15th

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: Russell Hall 323

Bama Transfers Focus Group

We want you to help us prepare for Spring 2020! What kind of events do you want FYE to plan? How has your transfer experience been? Let us know at this focus group!

Date: November 21st

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: Russell Hall 323


Bama Transfers Study at the Ferg!

Every semester, Bama Transfers joins The Ferguson Student Center as they host #StudyAtTheFerg. Get your study on at this semi-annual event. Kick back and snack with FYE as you study for Finals!

Date: December 2nd

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Ferguson Student Center 3104

What’s Your Leadership Style?

As a part of Bama Transfers Lead, participants will take a leadership-style inventory to understand their strengths and areas of improvement as a leader. Gear up for leadership positions in Spring 2020 by knowing who you are as a leader!

Date: December 6th

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: Russell Hall 323