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Fall 2023 National Transfer Student Week

At UHD, we love our transfer students. That’s why we join the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students in celebrating National Student Transfer Week, a time to spotlight the unique experiences of transfer students and to celebrate the professionals who support them in finding the right university home.

From Oct. 16–20, UHD’s Accelerated Transfer Academy (ATA) will host a series of events for UHD transfer students to give them the opportunity to: 

  • Connect with other transfer students. 
  • Learn about UHD’s extensive resources and support services for transfer students. 
  • Celebrate life as a Gator. 

Check out the events below or download the flyer at the top righthand side of the page labeled UHD Transfer Students. We can’t wait to celebrate you!

Are you or someone you know considering transferring to UHD? ATA will also offer opportunities for you to get involved with UHD during NTSW. Learn more on the ATA website or the UHD transfer student home page, and download the flyer at right labeled Prospective Transfer Students_2023 Events.

NTSW Social Media Challenge

Daily, Oct. 16-20

Complete all of the daily challenges and use the coordinating hashtags on Instagram (@uhd_ata). Students who complete all of the challenges will be entered into a drawing to win a UHD swag bag! You can check out last year’s entries in our Instagram Highlights.

NTSW Kickoff

Monday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m.   
Visit the Gator Success Institute/Accelerate Transfer Academy Table located in the One Main Building Mural Area as we kick off National Transfer Student Week to celebrate transfer students along with the professionals who support them in their academic and career journeys. Grab a snack and UHD swag and learn about other events during Transfer Week. There will be an opportunity to take selfie photos with our custom NTSW photo frame!

GSI Workshop: Stress & Mental Health

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2-3 p.m.   
OMB Room S425 or Zoom (Meeting ID: 844 020 3368) Passcode: GoGators​  
This workshop will provide information on how to keep your stress levels down and stay positive! Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Connect With Gator Success Institute Transfer Staff and Resources

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  
OMB Room N320  
We invite transfer students to come and connect with our success coaches and network with other transfer students. There will be a photo booth, food, and a chance to win prizes!

UHD Virtual Transfer Information Session

Friday, Oct. 20, Noon to 1 p.m.  
This is an online information session highlighting the programs and processes​ for transfer students. Attendees receive an application fee waiver! Get more information.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.