Transfer Communities provide a number of benefits, including:

  • The possibility to live with people who share your interests. There is housing set aside for each community on on-campus housing. Simply click on the live-on campus option when you fill out your application! 
  • Making connections with faculty and staff in your major
  • Quickly meet friends and classmates
  • Built-in study groups because you are all taking some classes together
  • Having a support network of classmates, upperclassmen, faculty, TTLs (Transfer Transition Leaders), Graduate Assistants, and Residence Assistants who can help you adjust to your new surroundings and your new role as a college student from your very first day
  • The opportunity to be immersed in the field of your choice, exploring potential professions and associated majors from the very start of your academic career. 
  • All of our transfer communities are open to commuters, on-campus residents, and remote students! 


List of Current Transfer Communities

The School of Business Transfer Community
  • Designed for incoming transfer students who are planning to major in business or accounting (and have been conditionally accepted into the School of Business.)
  • Students take a 1-credit transfer seminar on business and accounting with their community, and are introduced to the academic/social expectations of a career in business through co-curricular activities.  
The Transfer Professional Community of Justice, Politics & Policies
  • Designed for incoming transfer students who are interested in politics and criminal justice.
  • Participate together in a class and co-curricular activities designed to prepare them for law school, graduate school and careers in related fields.
The World of Data and Disasters Transfer Community
  • Designed for incoming transfer students who share a passion for emergency preparedness, homeland security, and cybersecurity, and/or informatics.
  • Designed for incoming transfer students who excelled academically at their prior school (open to those who receive an invitation to join).
  • Participate in a 1-credit seminar and attend a variety of events with your community, engage in fun activities, and get exposed to campus resources which will help you make your first year at UAlbany a successful one.