2019 - 22nd Annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

Presentation Title

Managing the Liminal Condition as a Transfer Student

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Melissa Ramirez, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Department or Major

SOAN

Location

Lillard 128

Abstract

Transferring to a small, residential college entails learning to manage academics and a new environment where social circles have already been established. In a study designed to explore the liminality of transitioning from one social status to another, I discovered how transfer students have selected specific strategies to manage the liminal condition of integrating into a pre-existing society. Students that transfer after their first year in college form relationships through extracurricular activities, or, if living on campus, choose to form a cohort with other transfer students. Commuting transfer students tend to concentrate on having friends off campus.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-9-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

4-9-2019 11:45 AM

Panel

Centering Liminality in the College Career

Panel Moderator

Holly Swyers

Field of Study for Presentation

Sociology and Anthropology

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Apr 9th, 10:30 AM Apr 9th, 11:45 AM

Managing the Liminal Condition as a Transfer Student

Lillard 128

Transferring to a small, residential college entails learning to manage academics and a new environment where social circles have already been established. In a study designed to explore the liminality of transitioning from one social status to another, I discovered how transfer students have selected specific strategies to manage the liminal condition of integrating into a pre-existing society. Students that transfer after their first year in college form relationships through extracurricular activities, or, if living on campus, choose to form a cohort with other transfer students. Commuting transfer students tend to concentrate on having friends off campus.