The University of Utah will host a diversity day Wednesday, Feb. 6. Former SLCC transfer students from the university will hold a panel discussion in the Student Involvement Center on the Taylorsville Redwood campus from 10 a.m. to 2p.m.
The event is designed for SLCC students with ethnic backgrounds. The speakers will answer questions, give encouragement for transfer students, share their stories and offer advice on how to plan ahead.
“The whole idea is to help [ethnic transfer students] transition from the community college, to keep them in school, and then move up to the university,” says Mike Atkinson, who is the advisor organizing the transfer events for the upcoming week.
In addition to the panel discussion, the college will host a one day, “Transfer Fee Waiver Event” at the Student Involvement Center on Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Transfer fee waivers
During this event, people from admissions at the U of U will come down to the college and help students transferring in the fall fill out applications online that very day. The university will then waive the application fee. Students who are interested must RSVP with a SLCC advisor by Feb. 6.
“Last spring, they ended up giving away all 70 of their exceptions for admissions,” says Atkinson. Atkinson is not expecting as many students this semester.
SLCC will also cover costs of transcripts for up to 45 students.
Both of these events are designed for culturally diverse students at SLCC. Other students will have the opportunity to participate in Transfer Days, a weeklong event for students planning on transferring to a 4-year university which starts on Feb. 11.
Recruiters from all over the state will be there to provide information and answer questions students may have.