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Orientation and Transition Programs

Transfer Ambassadors

Transfer Ambassadors are student leaders who also transferred from another college or university, so they can easily relate to the challenges that our students may face during their first semester at UNT.  Our Transfer Ambassadors provide one-on-one assistance and mentoring to new students.  If you ever need guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out to a Transfer Ambassador! You can make an appointment or just walk in to speak with them regarding a variety of topics, including:

  • Understanding the process to transfer
  • Making social connections at UNT
  • Exploring majors and connecting you to resources on campus
  • Getting involved on campus and/or in the local Denton community

Meet our Team

Amber 

Major/minor: Organizational Behavior & Human Resources

Classification: Junior

Transferred from: Texas A&M University in Commerce

Hometown: Rockwall, TX

Campus Involvement: UNT Young Life, Eaglethon 

One thing I wish I knew as a new transfer student: That getting involved on campus and meeting new friends isn't so scary!

India

Major/minor: Kinesiology

Classification: Sophomore

Transferred from: Norfolk State University

Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana

Campus Involvement: Vice President of The Lost Generation, PBSO

One thing I wish I knew as a new transfer student: That the Black Student Experience (BSE) goes on a retreat before school starts, which would’ve been a great opportunity to get involved early on as new student.

Jeffrey 

Major/minor: Biology/Chemistry and English

Classification: Sophomore

Transferred from: University of Kansas "KU"

Hometown: DeSoto, TX

Campus Involvement: Joining organizations in the spring!

One thing I wish I knew as a transfer student: Apply for scholarships!

Kamilla

Major/minor: Social work with a minor in Criminal justice

Classification: Senior

Transferred from: Huston-Tillotson University (Located in Austin, TX)

Hometown: Huntsville, Texas

Campus Involvement: Black Student Union Treasurer, Women of Gold Recruitment chair,

And Vice President of Young Women Lead.

One thing I wish I knew as a new transfer student: To not be afraid to be social, attend different events, and get involved! Also, there are various resources available to you on campus, do not hesitate to use them.

Matthew

Major/minor: Strategic Communications: Accounting

Classification: Senior

Transferred from: The University of Texas at Austin

Hometown: Waxahachie, Texas

Campus Involvement: The BIG Event Recruiting Director, IM Sports, TRANSFERmation/Outdoor Pursuits Transfer Communities

One thing I wish I knew as a new transfer student: How many resources the Rec Center offers and how I could take advantage of everything they offer.

Peter

Major/minor: Information Technology

Classification: Sophomore

Transferred from: University of Texas San Antonio

Hometown: Abilene, TX

Campus Involvement: HEAT (for now)

One thing I wish I knew as a new transfer student: Try to plan classes well before orientation to increase chances of getting the ones you want!

Sarah

Major/minor: Biology/Chemistry

Classification: Junior 

Transferred from: Tarrant County College

Hometown: Hurst, TX

Campus Involvement: I like to form study groups and help others be successful in every class I take. I was an SI leader for biology last semester, and am a new member of Tau Sigma. Ever since transferring to UNT, I have been involved in the programs facilitated by the Transfer Center.

One thing I wish I knew as a new transfer student: I wish as a new transfer student, I was told where all the tutoring and support centers are and what they all are for. UNT has many free resources for nearly every discipline that I had no idea existed when I first got here!

Valerie

Major/Minor: Speech-Language Pathology specializing in children

Classification: Junior

Transferred from: South Texas College

Hometown: McAllen, Texas

Campus Involvement: National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

One thing I wish I knew as a transfer student: Take advantage of shuttles/E-ride, especially if you're on campus late. They'll take you where you need to go around campus.

To contact a Transfer Ambassador, please call 940-369-7287 or email transfer@unt.edu.