Spartan Start for Transfer Students

Spartan Start for Transfer Students is designed to help you successfully continue your college journey at the University of Dubuque through campus-specific training and support.

Spring 2021 Transfer Students

Welcome to the University of Dubuque family! We are excited to have you join us for Spartan Start on January 8, 2021. Please help us prepare for your arrival by completing the Spartan Start Sign-up form. For more information, including schedule details, what to expecct, and FAQs, please visit the Spartan Start homepage.  

Spartan Start Goals: 
  1. Create a welcoming environment that builds a sense of community for new students.
  2. Foster and develop valuable connections for new students on campus.
  3. Provide opportunities for new students to become acquainted with campus resources.
  4. Build confidence of families of incoming students through encouragement and support.

How will we meet these goals together? We offer a robust and welcoming orientation program that will give new students a small group of fellow new students to build initial relationships with, as well as ample opportunities to meet many other new students through social events. Each group is matched with an upper class peer mentor who will guide and advise new students, helping them to acclimate to new surroundings and connect to resources and friends. New students who commit to participating in all of New Student Orientation are choosing success in their first days on campus and setting up great student success habits that will trickle into class attendance, involvement in leadership opportunities, and building relationships that last a lifetime.


Office of First-Year Experience