Transfer FIT Seminar

Building Community and Resiliency for Life-Long Success!

– Fall 2024 –

This course is designed to connect first-semester transfer students to the Charlotte campus community and teach resiliency skills that will serve them during their academic journey after graduation! Students will earn a Resiliency Peer Certification which is an evidence-based training program that has been demonstrated to build resilience, well-being, and optimism. Students will go through the strengths-based skill training as well as learn about academic support services and campus resources.

The goal of this course is to build a set of practical skills that can be applied in everyday life to navigate adversity and thrive in challenging environments, create community, and get acclimated to campus life.

Topics included in the course:

  • Resiliency skills building and Resiliency Peer Certification upon completion
  • Campus learning management systems (Canvas)
  • Advising & support systems (Connect/Navigate)
  • Learn your way around campus
  • Academic planning
  • Academic support resources
  • Community building
  • Self-reflection

Transfer FIT Course Details:

  • Transfer FIT is an immersive 3-credit hour experience that runs into the fall semester. Students must register for the FIT experience AND a first-half semester course to obtain the full 3 credit hours and the full experience.
    • UCOL 1210-1 – FIT Experience for Transfer Students (2 credit hours)
    • UCOL 2200-1 – University Learning Seminar (1 credit hour)
    • Students must register for both courses to earn the Resiliency Peer Certification and participate in the full experience.
  • The bulk of the experience and its commitments occur during the week prior to the start of the fall semester; giving students an opportunity to spend time on campus a week early. The second portion of the course begins on the first day of the fall semester and wraps up after the first half of the semester.
  • Students with a housing assignment from Residence Life can move in early!
    • Application for FIT must be submitted before July 12th to be eligible to move in early.
    • Note: You do not need to be living on campus to participate in Transfer FIT!

  • August 9th – 18th will consist of full days of presentations, community-building activities, and class time. Students must attend events on all days.
  • August 19th – October 8th will have weekly in-class meetings along with online assignments.
  • After October 8th you will only have your other fall course commitments.

Resilience Skill Set

  • Self-awareness – The ability to pay attention to your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physiological reactions.
  • Self-Regulation – The ability to change one’s thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physiology in the service of a desired outcome.
  • Mental Agility – The ability to look at situations from multiple perspectives and to think creatively and flexibly.
  • Strengths of Character – The ability to use one’s top strengths to engage authentically, overcome challenges, and create a life aligned with one’s own values.
  • Connection – The ability to build and maintain strong, trusting relationships.
  • Optimism – The ability to notice and expect the positive, to focus on what you can control, and to take purposeful action.

To apply log in to your Future Forty Niner portal

IS Transfer FIT a Good FIT for YOU?

YES! FIT is for ME!No, I don’t think FIT is right for Me.
– I want to earn a Resiliency Peer Certification!– I think another FIT experience might be for me. Check out the other offerings HERE.
– I am prepared to attend all morning, evening, weekend, and course commitments listed for this experience.– I have scheduled New Student Orientation during the FIT experience.

* You can reschedule your Orientation if you want to do FIT! Just change the date in your Future Forty Niner portal.
– I would like to meet other transfer students.– I would prefer not to be on campus after business hours.
– I want to grow and be better prepared for my Charlotte experience through this 3 credit hour experience.– Remember* This is a big time commitment! This is all organized and orchestrated to help you. It is also for course credit so consider things carefuly.
– Use my Resiliency Peer Certification to help others meet their goals through mentorship.

Click here to learn more about the FIT experience and register!