“Transfer Tuesdays” help new students adjust to UGA

February 18th, 2015

With sessions held twice a month, a new initiative aims to create a seamless adjustment for transfer students by connecting them with each other as well as with faculty, staff and administration. One objective behind the initiative called Transfer Tuesdays is to help students with that game of catch-up by providing beneficial resources, guidance and connections. In addition to the financial costs that come with transferring, there can be social costs in place as well, said Peacock, a transfer from Georgia State University.

“Transferring with little to no friends at UGA is taxing because you're juggling trying to find a social group to become a part of, struggling to keep up in your rigorous classes and become comfortable in a new environment," Peacock said.

Kelly Coffin, a senior human development and family science major from Marietta, said she would have benefited from attending a program such as Transfer Tuesdays, sponsored by the Transfer Student Organization, when she first started here last spring. Coffin said she received little assistance from UGA administration, but found the Family and Consumer Sciences faculty to be supportive.

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