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Transfer Student Involvement

Getting involved as a new student at NYU is an important part of your adjustment to NYU and NYC. Fortunately, there are dozens of ways to get involved at NYU – in fact, there are so many involvement opportunities, they can sometimes be overwhelming! If you ask any student, getting involved helps you to feel more connected at NYU and assists in experiencing a greater sense of community at the University. We encourage you to explore the links to the right on this page to learn more about all the opportunities available at NYU. A great place to start is with events and programs designed specifically by and for transfer and visiting students to NYU.

If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions about Transfer Student Programs, e-mail Amber Lodman.



There are a multitude of ways to get involved at NYU, specifically with transfer, visiting and transitioning student events and programs.

The Transfer CONNECT Program

Starting Fall 2015 Transfer students will automatically be CONNECTED with programs specifically for Transfer and Transitioning students! The CONNECT program will host a variety of events in collaboration with various NYU departments ranging from career services events to club and activities involvement at NYU. You will be invited to these events via email throughout the semester.  

The Transfer Ambassador Program

Whether you're transferring to NYU from a community college, university, returning to NYU after studying abroad during your first semester or visiting, you can sign up to be be in a cohort of fellow Transfer and Transitioning students each who are matched with a  Transfer Ambassador (TA). TAs are student leaders who plan fun events and programs such as meet-ups, dinners, movie nights and museum visits! Your TA is matched with you based on shared NYU school, major or similar interests.

You'll have someone to connect with from the start of your time at NYU. Complete this form to sign up to be matched with a TA!

Apply to be a Transfer Ambassador

TA's are student leaders who successfully transferred and transitioned to NYU. TAs assist the Student Resource Center with providing fun and interactive programming for new and returning transfer students. Applications for TA are open each spring semester in February. It's a great way to engage with fellow transfer students, lead events, build relationships, develop skill sets and have fun! TAs are trained to provide support, resources, and advisement to transfer and transitioning students who are in the process of acclimating to NYU and New York City. From checking out events and tours around NYC, to information sessions about studying abroad and career services, you'll want to make time to attend their events throughout the year. Your TA's are also here to answer any questions you have about NYU! Applications to apply for the Transfer Ambassador student leadership position open in March.

Transfer Student Association

The Transfer Student Association (TSA) is a student-run organization that, in affiliation with the Student Resource Center (SRC) works to enhance student life for transfer and visiting students at NYU.  TSA is open to all transfer and transitioning students who want to get involved with Transfer & Transitioning Student Programs at NYU. TSA provides transfer and transitioning students with opportunities to meet and socialize, promote campus resources and promote transfer student advocacy to enhance students’ NYU experience. Past events have included Transfer Recognition Day, Transfer Day of Service and the Transition 101 Series.. Elections for TSA Executive Board positions occur each spring. Contact TSA Advisor, Amber Lodman for more information.

TSA Executive Board positions include:

  • President
  • Vice President of Advocacy
  • Vice President of Events and Traditions
  • Vice President of Communication
  • Student Liaison
  • Treasurer

Bi-Weekly Newsletter

The easiest way to stay informed about happenings at NYU. In addition to programs and events of interest to transfer students, it's also a great way to stay informed about important news, resources, and opportunities campus-wide and around New York City. The newsletter is sent out weekly during the academic semester through the Transfer Student Listserv. Read the most recent updates by clicking on the dates to the right!

To join the listserv, send a blank email to and you'll be on your way to getting connected and staying informed at NYU! Contact Amber Lodman with any questions or to submit an event for a future newsletter.


The Pathways program brings together new transfer students that are commuter or off-campus students to engage in experiential learning outside the classroom. The program has themed learning communities that allow you to discover different topics with an NYU Faculty Member and Transfer Ambassador as your guide. The program combines formal teaching, informal learning, creative activities, and personal support to bring students together to build a shared community while delving into all that New York City has to offer. This years theme is BOROUGHS AND BEYOND: CULTURE AND THE CITY. Contact Long Wu for more information.


The TransferMation Program is designed to empower and challenge service-minded transfer and transitioning students as they participate in NYC service projects, leadership activities and an Alternative Spring Break trip. Contact Graduate Intern, Victor Velasco for more information or if you have any questions.

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