Transfer Students

Transition Program for Transfer Students

After transferring to Saint Joseph's University, you will be invited to attend a multi-event orientation program held by the Office of Student Transitions. The orientation program is designed to help you meet other students, participate in social activities, learn more about life on Hawk Hill and have access to resources that will support your success. The program is led by former transfer students who can provide firsthand advice and mentorship to incoming students.

The orientation program is offered in August for transfer students who are starting at Saint Joseph's in the fall, and in January for first-year and transfer students who are starting in the spring. First-year students who are starting in the fall are invited to attend the summer orientation program.



Saint Joseph’s University has been recognized on the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Roll as a transfer-friendly institution. Orientation programs will help you navigate your transition to Saint Joseph’s, build your Hawk network and get to know your new home. We recommend you attend more than one event! Register for fall orientation events here or through the link on your To Do List in the Nest.


Transfer Student Orientation

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.

New Saint Joseph’s students will be introduced to campus resources, leadership, mentors, expectations and ways to get involved with your new community. Hear from staff in offices such as the Advising Center, Student Leadership & Activities, Campus Recreation, the Center for Inclusion and Diversity, the Cooperative Education program, and the Recovery Residence, along with a transfer student panel.

Transfer mentors — all former transfer students — will provide small group campus tours of the Hawk Hill campus, including a stop at each of the classroom locations on your academic schedule for the upcoming semester. Parents/guardians or other support persons are welcome to attend their own separate session to learn how to help you navigate your transition to Saint Joseph’s.

Lunch is provided for all attendees.


New Student Dinner

Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. 

Join other new transfer students and mentors for dinner in Campion Dining Hall on the weekend before classes begin to get familiar with the amenities of the facility.


Register for fall orientation events here or through the link on your To Do List in the Nest.


PSIP 2.0

In addition to orientation activities, the PSIP 2.0 program is open to incoming fall transfer students. As with the popular PSIP (Philadelphia Service Immersion Program) for new first-year students, upper-level students in PSIP 2.0 have the opportunity to participate in service and reflection with peers. This is a great way to build community and fuel a passion for service and justice. Find more information and register here.

Please note that while the PSIP 2.0 schedule overlaps with the fall transfer orientation date on August 23, you will still be able to attend the transfer orientation while participating in the program!