Transfer Learning Community
Transfer Learning Community (TLC)
All CHASS transfer students will take the Transfer Learning Community (TLC) their first quarter at UCR. The Transfer Learning Community consists of the HASS 001 Step-By-Step to College Success Course with support from Transfer Ambassadors. CHASS transfer students can then choose to continue to partner with the CHASS Transfers F1RST Program the rest of their first year at UCR through the Transfer Year Experience (TYE).
HASS 001 Step-By-Step to College Success Course
Explores the factors relating to academic success. Addresses the social and psychological adjustment to college life. Investigates a wide range of academic disciplines and campus student support services. The required textbook for the course, "Be Great Your Journey Is Your Legacy" by our very own, Dr. Shellee Stewart is now available for purchase at the UC Riverside Bookstore or on Amazon.
The course will include:
- 2-Units - [Graded Satisfactory (S) or No Credit (NC)]
- Online – Asynchronous Course
- CHASS Transfer Students ONLY
- Required to take your first quarter at UCR
- Peer Mentorship from Transfer Ambassadors
- Campus Resource Highlights
- Readings About Success
- Established Transfer Community
*Students in the University Honors Program are not required to participate in the TLC
Transfer Ambassadors are:
- Current Undergraduate Transfer Students
- CHASS Majors
- Offer one-on-one appointments throughout the academic year
- Trained on teaching approaches, learning styles, campus resources, interpersonal skills, and how to refer students to resources based on their needs
Meet the Transfer Ambassadors
Savannah Messenger is a Korean American creative writing major living on the outskirts of Moreno Valley. She is a first-generation college student who transferred from Riverside City College and excited to help other Transfers find their way. Savannah is a proud dog mom who is bold with both pen and sword, she thrives in giving life to narratives and pondering deeply into the abyss of fictional lore. With an active online presence, she strives to find herself in the carefully crafted worlds she pours pages upon pages on. An intuitive mind that can see movie twists before they even arrive, her passionate and fiery spirit can crack any narrative hurdle, no matter how far down the rabbit hole goes.
Mariah Miller is currently a 4th-year transfer psychology student, having graduated from Riverside City College with two AAs in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Psychology for Transfer. A passionate pastime of hers is being a classically trained musician, in which she plays the flute primarily along with other instruments that she has picked up over time. Upon transferring, she became a part of UCR's Orchestra ensemble. Having musical knowledge as well as a psychology background, she hopes to transfer with an earned B.A. for her M.A.—to become a musical therapist. Mariah strives to communicate and share the importance of adjusting to becoming a part of spaces we are unfamiliar with—whether it be in an academic setting or elsewhere. She emphasizes that allowing ourselves to grow in these new spaces will make way for new opportunities and that those opportunities look different for everyone.
Miko is pursuing a history major with a minor in education and transferred from Riverside City College in the Fall of 2022. He is pursuing a career as an educator for secondary schools. Some of his hobbies include playing his saxophone and reading. He’s looking forward to help transfer students with their questions, concerns, and overall transition into UC Riverside!
Sophia Salvatore is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in Political Science/Law & Society with a minor in Japanese. She is a first generation student who transferred from Ventura College and Santa Barbara City College. She is very motivated to use her position as Transfer Ambassador for the CHASS Transfers F1RST Department to help incoming transfers navigate the transition from community college to life at UCR. In her free time, Sophia enjoys studying Japanese, learning how to cook food from different cultures, and playing with her American Eskimo dog. Upon graduation, Sophia hopes to attend Law School to study Immigration Law or work at a non-profit for disadvantaged communities in the area of Immigration.