Transferring to a new university is an opportunity for a fresh start and a new outlook on your university journey.  This transition is exciting – it can also come with some challenges. The Transition Programs Office is here to provide assistance and support as you become part of the TWU community.  The first step is to join us for O-Week 2016 – four days of orientation activities intended to introduce you to new friends, provide you with the resources necessary for success at TWU, and prepare you for the start of classes.  See below for some events specifically for you!

Fall Orientation

Come join us for “O-Week” taking place from September 3rd-6th, 2016.

  • Move into your residence or sign up to be a member at one of our commuter collegia
  • Find out about ways to get involved on the TWU campus – clubs, ministries, travel studies and more!
  • Meet other new first year and transfer students through your daily “Connections Groups” 

Connections Groups

Meeting daily during O-Week, Connections Groups will help you to meet and get to know a small group of your peers. Transfer students with fewer than 27 credits will meet with their FNDN 101 Connections Group, which will continue to meet weekly throughout the first semester. Transfer students with 27+ credits will meet with their Transfer Connections Groups during O-Week, and then reconnect mid-semester, with a “New Transfer” get-together. 

FNDN 101

Transfer students (those with fewer than 27 credits successfully transferred) are required to take FNDN 101 in their first semester at TWU. You will meet with your FNDN 101 group (your "Connections Group") each day of O-Week, and on the Tuesday, you will have your first FNDN 101 large group lecture.  Check out the FNDN 101 tab (under Transition Programs) for more information.

O-Week Events Especially for New Transfer Students

 Saturday, Sept 3rd – First Connections Group Meeting (2:00-3:30)

Sunday, Sept 4th    – Connect Rec (1:30pm-5pm)

Monday, Sept 5th    – Expert Panel (1:30pm-2:30pm)                              

                             - “Ready, Set Go” (2:30pm-4:30pm) – Transfer Credit Information Session @ 2:30pm

Tuesday, Sept 6th    – First FNDN 101 class

                             – Transfer Connections (students with 27+ credits) (1:30pm-4:00pm)

                             – Faculty Dessert Night (7:00pm-9:30pm) 

Full Schedule Available @ Fall Orientation (under Transition Programs tab) 

If you have any questions about our programming for new transfer students please contact the Transition Programs Office – we would love to hear from you!

Transition Programs Contact Information:

Dr. Leanne Smythe, Transition Programs Director
leanne.smythe@twu.ca
604-513-2121 ext 3422