The Office of Transfer Services works closely with 15 Transfer Student Mentors to aid other transfer students through the transitional process of transferring to Appalachian. Each mentor is a transfer student themselves so they understand the questions, concerns and needs of new transfer students. The Transfer Student Mentors help welcome admitted transfer students during Transfer Pre-Orientation Program (T-POP) and Orientation throughout the summer, answer questions and concerns on our Appalachian State Transfers Facebook page, attend Welcome Weekend and Transfer Services student events, communicate with new students during their first few weeks of classes to ensure they are acclimating to Appalachian well, and call newly admitted students from partner community colleges the semester before they transfer. This personal attention helps ease the barriers transfer students sometimes encounter as they make their way to a new academic environment. Our Mentors will also meet individually with new transfers that may have questions or are having trouble connecting socially. The ultimate goal is to ensure that every new transfer student makes a successful transition to Appalachian and becomes an happy Mountaineer!