As a new transfer student, you have an exciting transition ahead of you. The University of Nebraska—Lincoln offers many opportunities for new transfer students, but with any transition can come challenges as well.
Along with the information sent to you by your college, the information provided in this website will help you prepare for successful transition into the UNL.
Transfer Peer Mentors
While our Transfer Peer Mentors come from a variety of institutions, they all have successfully transferred to UNL and excited to support your transition.
Mentors also organize numerous small group activities designed to help new students get connected, make friends, and learn the ins and outs of being a Husker.
Transfer Peer Mentors can help you to:
- Meet new people
- Get you connected to campus activities, clubs and organizations
- Show you how to use the technologies you need to be successful (Blackboard, MyRed, etc.)
- Help you to navigate the UNL campus
- Learn strategies for being successful in your classes (ex. how to interact with your professors, organize study groups, etc.)
- Learn about and use academic and personal support resources at the university, such as the Writing Center, Chemistry Resource Center, and the Health Center
Transfer Advantage Course
One of the many resources available to students transferring in to UNL is Transfer Advantage, a six-week, zero-credit orientation seminar designed specifically to help new transfer students transition to campus! In the class, you will meet other transfer students, learn to navigate campus information systems, and connect with campus resources.
Transfer Advantage course will run from January 14-February 18, 2014 on Tuesdays from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM in Avery Hall 106. The course number is #23563 and students can sign up in MyRed.
Contact Cheryl Pflueger with questions regarding the course.Sign Up in MyRed
The Transfer Connection is e-mailed to newly enrolled transfer students weekly during the fall and spring semesters and monthly during the summer. The Transfer Connection includes timely reminders, events on and around campus, and helpful suggestions. If you prefer to read online, like the Facebook page or Follow UNLTransfer on Twitter to be notified when a new issue is posted.Read the Transfer Connection
Tau Sigma -- Lambda Chapter
Tau Sigma is an academic honor society designed specifically to recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.
Chartered in 1999, Tau Sigma was created for transfer students who may have difficulty meeting residency requirements for other honor societies. It allows successful transfer students opportunities for leadership and service commensurate with their academic achievement.
Lambda Chapter was organized at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2003 as one of the first dozen chapters and is the only chapter with a scholarship winner in each of the first 10 years of the competition.
Opportunities for Members
- Tau Sigma honor cords to wear with your cap & gown at commencement
- Annual Ice Cream Social early in the fall semester and other social events
- Service projects including the Big Event university-wide day of service in the spring
- Spring Induction Ceremony where new members receive membership certificates and officers are installed
- National Student Leadership Conference
- National Scholarship Competition
Lifetime membership is by invitation. To be eligible students must transfer a year of credit (27 semester hours), be full-time degree-seeking students, and earn a 3.5 GPA in the first semester at University of Nebraska—Lincoln.
If you believe you are eligible for membership or for further information contact Chapter Adviser JoAnn Moseman.