TSO is committed to supporting transfers through their transition and throughout their time at Penn!
During Penn's New Student Orientation for the first week of the year, TSO holds dedicated transfer events. Transfers and TSO board members are orientation leaders (PHINS) and hold small group dinners, transfer information sessions, and mentorship bonding events.
NSO is one of the most important parts of TSO's work because we seek to help transfers through their early transition time— there's a supportive community of transfers waiting to welcome you!
TSO’s mentorship program serves as a resource to help incoming transfer students grow accustomed to life at Penn. All incoming transfers will receive a mentor, and pairings are based on a variety of factors ranging from cultural background to post-graduation interests. The hope is that a successful pairing will evolve into a strong relationship that significantly helps out incoming transfers.
The mentorship program hosts several events throughout the year that attempt to strengthen the bond between mentor and mentee. Besides these events, mentors keep in contact with their mentee and ensuring that their transition to Penn is as smooth as possible.
If you have any more questions about TSO’s mentorship program, please email Co-Vice President of Mentorship Mahi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community & Social Events
Although many events are held during NSO, TSO makes an effort to keep the transfer community close and stays active throughout the entire year. We tend to have social events once or twice a month. Some of the events we have had and are planning for in the upcoming semesters are BYOs, karaoke nights, Homecoming/St. Patrick’s day brunches, the Around the World/Back to School nights, movie nights, and smaller get-togethers (including watching football games).
In addition, we host a Transfer Formal at the end of every semester! We try to make it as easy as possible to meet other transfers early on and still stay connected as the semesters get busier.