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National Transfer Student Week at UMSI kicks off October 17

A yellow and blue graphic. "We love transfer students. National Transfer Student Week. October 17-21. umsi.info/transfer

Tuesday, 10/11/2022

Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Information at the University of Michigan School of Information will have the opportunity to meet with current students and recruitment officers from October 17-21. 

National Transfer Student Week will kick off on October 17 with a virtual information session. Throughout the week, students outside U-M attending other colleges will have a chance to learn about the BSI program, ask admission officers questions and talk with current students about their experiences at UMSI. 

Additionally, current UMSI transfer students will be celebrated through an appreciation lunch on October 19 and a gathering on October 20. 

“Essentially this is a week to celebrate transfer students, their stories, their journey and the fact that they are part of our community,” says LeAnna Level, recruitment and student success manager at UMSI. “And a good portion is about recruitment and letting students know they can be part of UMSI, they can be U-M students.” 

Students who transfer to UMSI are immediately plugged into the community and provided ample support to help with their transition. Through the iSuccess program, students have the opportunity to participate in academic, leisurely and career readiness programming to ensure they feel a sense of belonging at UMSI and are supported throughout their academic journey. 

This semester, students participated in transitional debriefs, attended sporting events and have been working to reinvigorate the Transfer Student Advisory board. 

View the calendar of events for National Transfer Student Week below. 

Monday, October 17
New Transfer Information Session (Virtual) 1-2pm EDT 

with LeAnna Level, UMSI recruitment and student success manager.

Register here

Audience: Prospective students thinking of transfer to UMSI from community colleges and other colleges and universities. 

Learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Information and how you can be a part of the UMSI experience. The BSI is a 60-credit-hour STEM program that centers people and technology and is taught by world-class faculty. Students have the opportunity to choose between information analysis and user experience tracks, and also have opportunities to pursue social media, entrepreneurship, digital humanities and consulting focal areas. BSI students  receive academic support and advising, success coaching, career coaching and engaging learning experiences. 

Tuesday October 18
#AskAdmissions (Virtual) 11 am - noon EDT

with LeAnna Level, UMSI recruitment and student success manager

Register here

Audience: Prospective students thinking of transfer to UMSI from community colleges, other colleges and universities

Learn about the exciting field of information science and how it unites people, data and technology to make life better. This will also be a chance to ask questions about how you and your experiences can be a part of our BSI program and to discuss next steps. Students in our BSI program are learning how to create data and technology to forge lasting and impactful change and our graduates are equipped with high-demand skills that are valued by employers.

Wednesday, October 19
Transfer Appreciation Lunch (In-Person, Engagement Center 11am-2 pm)

Audience: Current UMSI new transfer students

Celebrate “new transfer” BSI students (those who came to UMSI from other colleges and universities) and the contributions they make to the UMSI community. Come and have lunch and fellowship with the group.

Thursday October 20
University Day at Washtenaw Community College  (In-Person 11am-2pm EDT)

Audience: Prospective students thinking of transferring to other universities from Washtenaw Community College

UMSI will be at Washtenaw Community College University Day to discuss information science, the BSI program and our “new transfer” pathway. 

Thursday October 20
Coffee, Cookies, and Conversation (In-Person, the Collegian)  11a-1p EDT

Audience: Current UMSI new transfer students

A continuation of the celebration. Come enjoy cookies and coffee at UMSI’s offices in The Collegian Building at 333 Maynard street. 

Friday October 21
#AskATransferStudent (Virtual) 1p-2p EDT

Register here

Audience: Prospective Students thinking of transfer to UMSI from community colleges, other colleges and universities

Want to know what it’s like being a transfer student in our BSI Program? Join this session and hear from current BSI transfer students about their experience coming to UMSI and what it has been like so far.