October 18, 2019


SUBJECT:    Celebrating Triton Transfer Student Success

As a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university, UC San Diego is pleased to announce new efforts in support of transfer student success—focused on timely degree completion, high-impact practices, sense of belonging, and preparation for career and/or graduate school opportunities. Recognizing that many talented and accomplished students begin their higher education journey at a community college, each year we ensure that one-third of our entering class are transfer students.

In order to support transfer students, we are pleased to announce an inaugural full-time position dedicated to transfer student success. Reporting to Student Affairs, the Transfer Student Success Program Manager will lead the launch of UC San Diego’s new Transfer Success Hub in partnership with—among others—the undergraduate colleges, Teaching + Learning Commons, University Centers, Associated Students, and the office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Transfer Success Hub
The Transfer Success Hub will immediately enhance UC San Diego’s support for transfer students through specialized advising, streamlined access to campus resources, professional development, peer coaching, and tailored transfer student engagement experiences. The Triton Success Hub will launch in January 2020, and be housed temporarily in the Biomedical Library’s events room. It will eventually move to the new Pepper Canyon West living/learning neighborhood, which is currently under design.

The Transfer Student Success Program Manager and Transfer Success Hub are two of many important initiatives dedicated to fulfilling UC San Diego’s student-centered mission.

National Transfer Student Week
To kick off our transfer student success efforts, we invite you to participate in the campus’ inaugural National Transfer Student Week, from October 21-25.

Monday, October 21
• Study Abroad Expo and Transfer-Specific First Steps Info Sessions
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Price Center Ballroom

• National Transfer Student Week Kickoff & Sweets
11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Price Center Plaza
Tuesday, October 22
• How to Get Started in Undergraduate Research
9–11 a.m., Dolores Huerta Room

• Geisel Library Tour: A Transfer Challenge Event by the undergraduate colleges
11 a.m.

Wednesday, October 23
• Geisel Library Tour: A Transfer Challenge Event by the undergraduate colleges
1 p.m.

• OASIS Transfer to Career Prep Fellowship Information Session
4–5 p.m., Center Hall, Third Floor

Thursday, October 24
• Geisel Library Tour: A Transfer Challenge Event by the Undergraduate Colleges
1 p.m.

• Game Night at the Village
4–7:30 p.m., 15th Floor, 15B

Friday, October 25
• Transfer Peer Coaches: Hiring Info Session
2:30 –3:30 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Library Events Room

In conclusion, we wish to acknowledge student leadership as well as the Transfer Student Workgroup whose recommendations and input have significantly shaped our efforts to improve the transfer student experience at UC San Diego.

If you would like to get involved in celebrating Triton Transfer Success, please email

Pradeep K. Khosla

Elizabeth H. Simmons
Executive Vice Chancellor

Alysson M. Satterlund
Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs

John Moore
Dean of Undergraduate Education