• New students during Opening Convocation
  • Hartwick family at Pine Lake during Family Weekend
  • New Hartwick students moving in
  • Hartwick first year students during Oozfest

Transfer Students

The transfer student transition at Hartwick is a process customized for each student basedTransfer Students on their previous experience and needs.

Transfer Student Required Forms
Enrolling transfer students for Spring Term 2015 must complete required forms listed on the Spring Term New Student Forms page as soon as possible. Students planning to transfer for the Fall Term 2015 will complete forms listed on the Transfer Student Required Forms page which will be available in March.

Transfer Transition Spring Term
Transfer students beginning in Spring Term 2015 will attend Orientation on Saturday, February 7. Please see the Spring Orientation web page for details.

Transfer Transition Orientation
Transfer Transition Orientation (for students beginning in September 2015) will introduce you to your new community and the resources available to support your success.  Transfer Transition Orientation is required for ALL transfer students, including commuter and non-traditional/adult learners.  Special programming for family members is also offered.

Transfer Transition Orientation date options for summer 2015:  TBA

Welcome Weekend for Transfer Students
Welcome Weekend is required for ALL transfer students. Note that there will be programming specifically for transfer students, including a Transfer Student Luncheon, and required 'Wick 101 classes. Fall 2015 Welcome Weekend dates TBA.

Transfer Students in the Accelerated Nursing Program
Transfer Students enrolling in the Nursing Accelerated Summer Program must send in their deposit by the first week in April. Upon enrollment, specific information will be sent regarding paperwork and certifications required prior to arrival. Orientation for the Accelerated Summer Program will be held the first week of June, when the first summer nursing course begins.

On Campus Housing
The Office of Residential Life and Housing will house transfer students based on the preferences selected on the Housing and Roommate Preference Questionnaire. Hartwick primarily offers traditional corridor-style residence hall rooms with single, double, and triple occupancies. Transfer students have the option to live with another transfer student or with a returning Hartwick student.

Off-Campus Housing
Students are generally required to live on campus through their Junior year. The Office of Residential Life and Housing will make some exceptions to this policy and work with transfer students to provide the best possible housing situation. Exceptions to this can include, but are not limited to, commuting students (family lives within 60 miles of campus), students who have previously lived in an off-campus environment at their previous institutions, and Special Accommodations Housing (students who have a need for specific housing). Students requesting off-campus housing must complete the Commuter Request Form. Contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing at reslife@hartwick.edu for specific questions.

Information for Non-Residential (Commuter) Transfer Students
Students planning to commute must register their vehicle with the Office of Campus Safety in Dewar Union to obtain a parking sticker. The parking sticker will allow commuting students special access to designated parking spaces on campus.

'Wick 101 Course for Transfer Students
Transfer students will be enrolled in a transitions course which is led by a professional staff member and an upperclass student who previously transferred to Hartwick. This class is designed to familiarize you with the processes and resources specific to Hartwick; it meets throughout the first eight weeks of the  semester and will be automatically added to your first semester course schedule.

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