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Transfer Orientation

Changing Tides is an orientation program designed for transfer and new students and their families. It is designed for you to connect with other students, learn more about academic and campus life, and explore campus resources.

Changing Tides for spring transfer students will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020. Any students moving on campus will be able to do so Thursday, January 9, 2020. Changing Tides is required. Please make plans around work, travel and moving to campus accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can register yourself and your guests by logging in to the Admitted Student System. Please note, registration will be available starting April 15 for students transferring in the fall semester and November 15 for those transferring in the spring semester.

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Yes. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend our one-day program. There is a $20 fee per guest (includes meals).

Yes. We value your success over the next few years and want you to be aware of our expectations as well as the resources we have to support you. If you are unable to attend, please contact us at (757) 594–7767 or

There are limited spaces available in the residence halls, so if you are interested in living on campus please contact University Housing at (757) 594–7754.

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