The Transfer Residential Community seeks to promote academic success, connect new transfer students with other new transfer students, and help these students make new connections to the social environment at Clemson. Students living in the Living-Learning community, Transfer Residential Community, are housed together in McCabe Hall on campus. This community offers both educational support and opportunities for social engagement as new transfer students expand their network of friends.
Transfer Residential Community students are more successful — new transfer students living in Transfer Residential Community report they make more friends living on campus and feel more connected to the campus environment. These students also have a higher overall GPA at the end of their first semester at Clemson as compared to new transfer students not living in the Living-Learning community.
“I found that joining student organizations, getting involved on campus, and meeting continuing students were great ways to learn about Clemson and ease the transition process in the social context. I also felt the most helpful resources were my professors, the academic success services and continuing students I became friends with.”
– James Loeffler, former transfer Living-Learning community member
Mary Von Kaenel, Ph.D.
Director, Bridge to Clemson and Transfer Programs
Vickery Hall 111