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Transferring to UNC? No worries!

February 18, 2022

We are all so happy that you have decided to become a Tar Heel! This is a big accomplishment and decision. Transferring schools is not an easy decision and I understand how you feel. After my freshman year of college, I decided to transfer to UNC Chapel Hill from Appalachian State University. The process of transferring is a big deal and can be scary, however, one way I got through it was choosing to live on-campus. 

When I chose to live on-campus, I was scared about transferring to a new school and being able to make friends. However, the on-campus community provided me with so many friends and opportunities. My roommate and I both are transfers which really helped the transition. I currently live in a suite and chose to do random suitemates. Me and my suitemates get along great which helped me feel comfortable with the transition. Additionally, through residence hall events, I met people in my building and have gained so many friendships from living on-campus. I can say from personal experience that choosing to live on-campus will relieve any fears of not being able to make friends or find a community at Carolina. 

Another amazing opportunity through on-campus living for transfers is the Residential Learning Program (RLP) Transfer Untied. This RLP puts you in a community with other transfer students so, this means you will be living with people going through similar experiences as you. 

Being a transfer student can be a scary prospect, so is relocating to a new place and meeting new people. However, I found that living on-campus is a great way to get the sense of community that some people are scared they won’t find. On-campus living is a great way to meet new people and have a sense of community. 

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