Transfer Ram Welcome Frequently Asked Questions

What is Transfer Ram Welcome?

All new transfer students attend Transfer Ram Welcome before classes begin. It builds upon the Ram Orientation for new students once they have arrived on campus in the fall. Transfer Ram Welcome begins on Thursday, August 20, 2020 and continues through Friday, August 21, 2020 (with additional options for you to attend throughout the weekend).  Transfer Ram Welcome is designed to assist new transfer, adult and veteran students with the transition to CSU by creating community, connecting new students to resources and helping new students learn what it means to be a CSU Ram!

When does Transfer Ram Welcome begin?

New students living in the residence halls check-in to Transfer Ram Welcome when they check-in to their residence hall on Thursday, August 20, 2020.  New transfer students living off campus, Adult, Veteran students check-in to Ram Welcome between 12 p.m.-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2020 (TRW program officially begins at 3:30 p.m.). Additionally, there are interest sessions for transfer students to attend on Friday afternoon starting at the time of check-in. For a full schedule visit the schedule link. Students will be lead through the Transfer Ram Welcome experience by Transfer Transition Leaders and Adult Learner and Veteran Services Student Staff.

Are parent & family members invited to attend Transfer Ram Welcome and when is the best time to say "goodbye" to my student?

Yes! There are programs specific to parent and family members during Transfer Ram Welcome. Please note, parent and family programming ends on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (programming for new students continues throughout the weekend). Please see the Parent/Family Schedule for more information! In terms of when to say "goodbye" to your student, Thursday evening or Friday afternoon when students have a break after College Welcome activities is the best time.

If I am living on campus and am moving into my residence hall, how do I check-in to Transfer Ram Welcome?

You will need to stop by the Ram Welcome table in your residence hall to check-in to the Transfer Ram Welcome program on Thursday, August 20, 2020 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to receive your Transfer Ram Welcome materials. 

If I have questions, who do I contact?

If you have any additional questions, feel free to call Orientation & Transition Programs at (970) 491-6011 or e-mail