Transfer Student Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation Overview

The Transfer Orientation process consists of 5 things students must complete:

  1. Temple Preview (Virtual Temple Experience)
  2. Online Placement Assessments (if needed)
  3. New Student Questionnaire (NSQ)
  4. Submit OWL Card Photo
  5. On-campus Transfer Student Orientation or Academic Advising Session. 
    1. ​​1-Day Transfer Student Orientation Option
      • All Day: 8:30am-5pm
    2. Transfer Academic Advising Session Option
      • Mornings 8:30am-1pm
      • Afternoons 1pm-5pm

Transfer Student Orientation Sessions:

The Office of Orientation and New Student Programs is offering optional Transfer Student Orientation sessions. These sessions incorporate a more comprehensive acclimation to Temple University than the Transfer Academic Advising Session. During the 1-day program, students will have the opportunity to meet other transfer students in their respective major/program as well as outside of their program, be acclimated to campus resources and facilities, and get to know faculty, staff, and administration from around the institution. The last half of the day (1-5pm) is spent in the Academic Advising Session with the student's adviser where they will select their classes for the Fall 2017 semester and become acquainted with their respective school/college program and resources.

Note: Transfer students must at minimum attend an on campus Transfer Advising Session to register for courses. Students cannot register for courses on their own for their first semester at Temple University. Transfer Student Orientation includes the Transfer Advising Session, but also provides students with additional support and resources from across campus including the following:

  • Tranfer Resource Fair
  • Peer Networking
  • Social and Spacial Integration
  • Lunch
  • Free Temple Giveaways
1 Day Transfer Student Orientation Dates
Dates School/College Participants
Thursday, May 25, 2017 College of Education
College of Liberal Arts
College of Science & Technology
College of Engineering
Fox School of Business & Management
College of Public Health
School of Media & Communications
School of Social Work
Theater, Film, and Media Arts 
Tyler School of Art
Monday, June 12, 2017

Boyer College of Music and Dance
College of Education
College of Liberal Arts
College of Science & Technology
Fox School of Business & Management
College of Public Health
School of Media & Communications
School of Tourism, Hospitality & Management
School of Social Work
Tyler School of Art
Division of University Studies (Undecided)
Theater, Film & Media Arts
 

Monday, June 19, 2017

College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Liberal Arts
College of Science & Technology
Fox School of Business & Management
College of Public Health
School of Media & Communications
School of Social Work
Division of University Studies
Tyler School of Art

Thursday, June 29, 2017

 

Boyer College of Music and Dance
College of Education
College of Liberal Arts
College of Science & Technology
Fox School of Business & Management
College of Public Health
School of Media & Communications
School of Tourism, Hospitality & Management
School of Social Work
School of Theater, Film,  & Media Arts
Division of University Studies
Tyler School of Art

If you are unsure of which school/college your major is in, please review the 2015-2016 Academic Bulletin for details.

Transfer Academic Advising Sessions:

Transfer Academic Advising Sessions occur late May through late August for students starting in the fall semester, and late November through January for students starting in the spring semester. Each school and college has specific session dates and students register for a session based on the school or college to which you have been admitted. Exact dates are viewable in the TUPortal Orientation Registration System only.

All sessions occur during weekdays (Mondays-Fridays) and are 3-4 hours in length. Transfer Academic Advising Sessions include an introduction to the academic policies and procedures, introduction to your major and school or college, academic advising, and registration for fall or spring semester classes.

All information and links to complete the requirements (online orientation program, NSQ, and placement assessment), as well as instructions for scheduling a Transfer Advising Session will be emailed to students TUmail email account 2-3 days after the deposit has been paid. Students can access the links for the Online Orientation, NSQ and Placement Testing in the Next Steps Channel in TUPortal.

Please visit the 'Before You Register' page and the 'Registration Instructions' page for additional information about requirements and the orientation process.

Accommodations:

If you require any type of accommodation(s) during your orientation session please click here for information on how to make your request.