Transfer Student Orientation

Transferring to Southern? We have many resources to help you get started on your path to success. To smooth your transition, we offer advising, orientation, and a number of other support services.

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Transfer Student Advising and Course Registration

We are excited to welcome our newest Southern Owls! Upon confirmation of enrollment, you are eligible to schedule an appointment with an advisor who will:

  • discuss how your credits were applied with an Advisor for your intended major
  • explain what requirements remain
  • provide you with a pathway toward graduation
  • assist you with course selection
  • provide assistance with course registration


Schedule an Advising Appointment


Make your advising appointment as soon as possible as classes often fill quickly and to maximize class selection. You do not need to wait until your Financial Aid is finalized before you register for classes. If you need assistance, please contact If you have any questions, please contact the Advising Office or at (203) 392-5367.

Transfermation (Transfer Student Orientation)

Starting at a new institution can be challenging which is why Southern provides several ways to support the transition of transfer students in their first semester.

In addition to a comprehensive advising meeting (see the Academic Advising tab in Next Steps), transfer students are next invited to attend TRANSFERmation. These in-person and virtual programs are specific to the needs of transfer students. Throughout the program, transfer students will learn about Southern technology, how to navigate the nuances of campus life, and learn more about the other opportunities to continue to acclimate to campus. 

The program also provides opportunities to meet other new transfer students, connect to orientation team members and learn about Transfer Student Assistants who are experienced transfer students that will support you throughout your first semester. 

Information for Winter 2022 TRANSFERmation will be announced by November 1st. 

Information for Fall 2022 TRANSFERmation will be announced by February 1st. 

Program Goals:

  • Meet their peers and begin to make social connections.
  • Learn how to prepare for the Fall 2021. 
  • Meet their Orientation Ambassadors.
  • Learn about valuable resources necessary for academic, personal and career success.
  • Begin to understand Southern technology that will be important throughout their college careers..
  • Meet other transfer students and begin to build relationships with your new classmates.
  • Learn what it means to be an institution committed to access and social justice.


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