Transfer Year Experience
The Kutztown University Transfer Year Experience is designed to get transfer students connected to campus and with each other. Students can also opt to be part of the Transfer Community Special Interest Group, (check it out here!) where they can live among other transfer students in the same residence hall and have access to additional resources and events.
The Transfer Year Experience provides transfer students with mentorship, resources, and events during their time living on campus specifically during their first year.
Before you start your first semesteR
Now that you have been accepted to Kutztown there are a couple of things you will need to do to prepare for your arrival on campus! Check out our video for our accepted transfer students!
Make sure to attend Transfer Orientation to get valuable information for the semester!
Find out when Transfer Orientation is being offered here!
Select your meal plan!
We have a variety of meal plans available on campus, figure out which one is best for you by visiting the Dining Services page!
Upload your ID picture
After attending Orientation, you will be able to upload a photo for your KU Student ID! Check out the directions for uploading ID Photos!
Register your car
All students are allowed to have cars on campus, and are assigned a parking lot upon registering. Find out how to register your car by visiting the Transportation Services website.
- Read the Student Code of Conduct
Check out KU's involvement opportunities
ENGAGE is an online platform that all of our student run organizations run pages on. Log into this using your KU email and password and find out what organizations KU can offer YOU!
What to bring to campus
While preparing to come to campus you might be wondering what you can and cannot bring with you! Check out our packing lists based on the halls you might be living in! You'll find them under the “what to bring to campus” tab on our Residence Hall Opening and Closing page.
Check your email
Make sure to check your KU email regularly to make sure you are all set for move in day! All official communication from the university comes through this email including important information about Housing and Dining. You will be emailed about upcoming deadlines!
Frequently Asked Questions
I am going to be a transfer student next Fall, do I have to live on campus?
We have a residency requirement for all incoming students. There are several exemptions to this policy that students can apply for. Specially for newly admitted transfer students, there is an exception that if you have more than 48 credits you will be transferring into KU, have completed 4 full semesters at another institution, or have obtained your associate degree. You can see the full Residency Requirement policy here.
Where on campus do transfer students live?
Transfer students can select to live in any of our on-campus facilities. Dixon Hall, one of our suite style buildings, is home to our Transfer Community Special Interest Group. Transfer students can also select to live in our apartments or in any of our traditional Residence Halls.
- How do I find a roommate?
What is included in my room?
Every room has a twin XL bed (80”), a desk and chair, drawers and a closet. To learn more about the specific buildings, click here!
Can I have a microwave and fridge?
You cannot have a microwave in the traditional or suite style halls, but you can have a 3.2 cubic foot mini fridge. If you would like a microwave, you can rent a micro-fridge through KUSSI, check out the link here!
As a transfer student, can I have my friends visit me on campus?
Students living on campus abide by the on-campus visitation policy. For the most up to date visitation policy please check out our policy here!
How do I know what credits will be transferring in?
The Registrar’s Office is who evaluates and prepares the reports of what credits transfer into KU and where they fulfill your major’s requirements. Check out their website for more information and different tools for credit evaluation!
How do I select my classes?
All transfer students create their class schedule at Transfer Orientation. Find out when Transfer Orientation is being offered here!
Are there housing scholarships for transfer students?
Transfer students who have earned an associate degree and indicate that they will live on campus on the application for admission to Kutztown will be considered for a $1,000 award. It is renewable for a second year if students continue to live on campus.
How can I get involved?
Specifically, for transfer students we have the transfer student community, that puts on various events throughout the school year that give transfer students the opportunity to interact with each other and form friendships. Each hall has an in hall organization called Hall Council that is a great way to get involved and meet others living in the building!
- Admissions- Check out the Transfer Admissions webpage!
- Registrar- Check out the registrars’ webpage to find out ways your credits might transfer into Kutztown University towards your degree.
- Financial Aid and Student Accounts- At Kutztown we have two different offices that work with you to pay for school. Financial Aid helps you find the aid and loans you need to pay for school and then Student Accounts is who prepares your bill and works with you to get it paid.
- Health and Wellness- Before you move onto campus you will need to update some health forms for the university’s records. You can do that on the Health and Wellness website.
- Connections- Signing up for new student orientation is a must on the list of things to get done when coming to campus! Check out the dates available here!
- Residence Life, Housing, and Dining Services- Before you move in you might have questions about living on campus, or your meal plan. Check out the Residence Life, Housing, and Dining Services websites for more information!
- Student Involvement- Find out ways to get involved around campus and see what types of events and services KU offers through our office of student involvement!
- Disability Services- Should you need to set up any sort of accommodations, you will need to reach out to our Disability Services Office to get that process started. It might be easier to start this process before you get to campus!
- Other Offices at KU!- We have a lot of offices that can help you out on campus, check out the full list of offices to find what you are looking for!
Meet our transfer students
John was a Criminal Justice major who transferred to Kutztown from Northampton Community College. John now attends graduate school at KU! While at KU John worked as a Community Assistant, and as a University Photographer. John thinks that it is important for transfer students to get involved on campus, and make KU into their new home!
Erin is an Environmental Geography major who one day wants to work for the National Park Service. Erin transferred from Northampton Community College, and plans to graduate from Kutztown University in 2022. Erin loves living on campus because of the atmosphere and the fact that there is always someone who wants to help you have the best experience possible. Erin has worked on campus as a Desk Receptionist, and is a member of the Kutztown Christian Fellowship. She also volunteers her time with a search and rescue dog team.
Vivian was a Communication Studies major who not only transferred once, but twice! She attended both Dickinson College and Northampton Community College before she found her home here at KU! Vivian used her experiences to her advantage, and got very involved on campus. She was the Vice President of the Kutztown Chapter of the National Society for Leadership and Success, Public Relations Chair for the Honors Club, a Transfer Mentor, and an Honors Mentor. Vivian also worked as a Community Assistant. Vivian would want to remind incoming transfer students that they are never alone on campus and through the transfer process. Vivian liked that when you live on campus you are close to everything and everyone that you need, and that there are always resources available to you!
Jaquan was a Political Science Major who transferred to Kutztown University from the Community College of Philadelphia. Jaquan was very involved on campus working as a Community Assistant, interning for the Community Outreach Center, and working with the Black Student Union. Jaquan loved life at KU because campus felt like a bubble away from the “real world”. There are spaces to learn and resources to use and Jaquan thinks everyone should use that to their advantage!
Phil was a double major in Criminal Justice and Information Technology. Phil started at Rutgers Newark, and then went to Northampton Community College before finding his home here at KU. Phil worked for Residence Life for three years working as a Desk Receptionist, Community Assistant, and Assistant Resident Director. Phil enjoyed being on campus because you get to live so close to your friends, and build strong relationships with friends you wouldn’t otherwise get to build. When asked what he would tell incoming transfer students, Phil said that transferring isn’t as scary as you think, and finding the right group of friends is easy because everyone here is welcoming and wants to get to know each other.