Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of
Public Relations, Department of
BURS Faculty Advisor
Dr. Christie Kleinmann
This abstract discusses the challenges that transfer students face in feeling welcomed and integrated into the Belmont University community. Despite Belmont's mission statement of being a student-focused community, the university lacks transfer-student-focused events and programs during welcome week and orientations to help students network with others and feel a part of the Belmont experience. Belmont's website provides information on how to become a transfer student, but lacks motivating reasons to transfer to their school. Furthermore, Belmont's acceptance of transfer credits is limited, which can make it difficult for students to smoothly transition their academic careers. Without programs and events specifically designed for transfer students, it can create a sense of isolation for off-campus transfer students. This article suggests that Belmont needs to create transfer-student-focused events and programs to help students feel more welcomed and integrated into the Belmont University community.
Suknaic, Nora A., "Belmont University Transfer System Research Report" (2022). Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS). 226.