Transfer students starting at Sonoma State are unique in that they arrive as upperclass students with the experience of previously taking college courses, while having not gained the experience of campus life at Sonoma State. As such, it is important to offer transfer students with programs and activities that are both academically-stimulating and career-minded, while focusing upon their transition to campus life at Sonoma State through social networking and exploration of campus resources. In this effort, our Transfer Housing hosts 88 residents in the Classico building of the Beaujolais Village.
Resources for Transfer Students
The two Community Service Advisors (CSAs) in Transfer Housing are specifically selected and trained to offer a variety of activities for our transfer students. Activities such as beginning-of-the-semester welcoming receptions and barbecues help our new transfer students meet one another, while activities such as academic support groups, student organization fairs, and career/internship advice help transfer students transition into campus life and beyond.
While we are unable to house all transfer students in Transfer Housing at this time, all transfer students living on-campus are still residents of Beaujolais, Tuscany, or Sauvignon Villages, making them a member of our U-Engage Living & Learning Community. While transfer students are welcome to attend any Transfer Housing programs and activities, the U-Engage Living & Learning community hosts programs and activities conducive to the needs of transfer students (focusing on Career Exploration, Academic Success, Leadership Connection, & Identity Development), in addition to Transfer Housing programs.