TSM - Become a Transfer Student Mentor

Transfer Student Mentors (TSMs) work closely with transfer students to help them throughout their transition and college experience at Appalachian and help with Orientation and Transfer Pre-Orientation (T-POP) sessions, support transfer programming, serve as a mentor to new and incoming students, and create a welcoming environment for transfer students at Appalachian.  TSMs develop leadership and mentorship skills through service learning. 

Applicants must:

  • Have transferred to Appalachian State from another college or university
  • Attend weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 5:00 PM during the fall and spring semesters
  • Mentors average 50 - 80 hours of service per semester
  • Be able to attend ALL trainings and required events
  • Mentors help with Orientations scheduled during the summer session
  • Mentors must be available for Orientation and welcome weekend prior to the start of each semester
  • Exhibit strong leadership potential and experience
  • Be in good academic standing with the University and maintain a GPA average of 2.5 or higher (for any first semester student offered a position, the position will be contingent upon first semester grades)
  • Be in good judicial standing with the University

Selection process for Fall 2023: Applicants need to submit an application and attend the candidate interview social AND the individual interviews to be considered.

TSM Interest Meeting: Wednesday, October 18 at 5:15pm in the Solarium (PSU 118) 
Candidate Interview Social: Wednesday, November 8 at 5pm in MLH
Individual Interviews: November 13-16, 2023
Decisions emailed: November 17, 2023

Training begins: December 2023 - Winter Break (Google Classroom)
Mandatory TSM Retreat/Training: Thursday, January 11, 2024
Spring Orientation Dates
Welcome to App events: TBD

Email questions to tsm@appstate.edu or call 828-262-7877.