Transfer student peer mentor registration deadline fast-approaching

Transfer2Transfer (T2T) is a peer-mentor program designed for incoming transfer students seeking guidance and mentorship as they transition to NIU. Incoming transfer students are matched with another student who has successfully transferred to Northern based on similar personal or academic interests.

A transfer peer mentor can help a new transfer student learn about university life, campus resources, student involvement, help answer academic and personal questions, network and learn how to reach their goals at NIU.

Students are encouraged to apply for this program throughout the deadline date, Monday, Aug. 7. Applications are available for transfer students online. The application includes a short survey used to match T2T mentor pairs with similar academic, professional or personal interests.

Mentors and mentees are notified in early August with each other’s contact information and are invited to attend one of the three informal “meet and greet” kickoff events hosted by First- and Second-Year Experience. All meetings after that are scheduled by the mentor and the student protégé to best fit their needs. First- and Second-Year Experience offers support in various ways as the mentor-protégé relationship develops throughout the semester.

If you would like to learn more about Transfer2Transfer, contact First- and Second-Year Experience at 815-753-0028 or




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