Towson strives for every student to feel like an integral part of the university. Towson transfer students come from a number of local, regional, and distant colleges and universities, making up a large percentage of Towson’s student population. If you are a transfer student at Towson, you are not alone.
That said, transferring to a new university comes with unique challenges and it can take some time to feel like a part of the community here. Some obstacles that many transfer students may experience are:
• Finding your way around campus
• Connecting with faculty
• Feeling socially isolated
• Building relationships with fellow students
• Learning the Towson University “environment”
• An overall awareness of campus services and resources
• Lack of satisfaction with the college experience
These are all normal things to struggle with as a transfer student, be patient with yourself and don’t feel like you should know everything right away. Transfer students may be reluctant to seek counseling services regarding difficulties adjusting to a new campus. Many students may feel as though the following are not justified reasons to seek counseling services:
• Struggling to connect
• Feeling overwhelmed by the process of adjusting to a new campus
• Feeling frustrated with the college experience
Speaking with a counselor is a great way to begin the process of how to feel more connected on campus and can be a proactive way to prevent the stress, anxiety, depression and issues with self-esteem and self confidence that can result from a transfer experience.
Click on the links below to find important information to help you as you make this important transition. Towson is your university now too and we are glad you chose us!
The Office of New Student Programs. Staff here will help connect you to campus resources, programs, and events, and provide you with all of the information you need to know about your transition to Towson.