Hello! My name is David Smith, and I am the Transfer Student Orientation Coordinator (TSOC). I want to first welcome everyone to the University of Vermont! As the TSOC, with the help of the other orientation staff, I hope to help guide transfers through orientation, organize social events to strengthen ties within the transfer student community, answer any questions you have about the school, and help you transition to UVM as smoothly as possible.

I'm from Nashville, I transferred from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and this will be my second year here in Burlington. My major is history, my minors are writing and Latin American Studies, and I'm hoping to go to law school. Here at UVM, I work for CampusRec as an intramural referee, and I will also be a writing tutor in the library.

As a transfer student myself, I understand how hectic the transition to a new university can be, so if you have any questions, issues, concerns, or comments, please e-mail me at dsmith41@uvm.edu! I'm happy to set up appointments as needed. Go cats!

Don't forget to join our Transfer Facebook Group!


Signature Transfer Student Events (Fall 2017)

  • A trip to Church Street for some Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream during Move-In Weekend. Meet outside the Bailey Howe Library on Saturday, August 26th @ 7:15pm  and we'll all walk down to the downtown Ben & Jerry's together at 7:30pm. Let Orientation buy you a scoop!
  • A welcome pizza social on campus at the beginning of the semester! On Thursday, September 7th we will be hosting a Transfer Pizza Social. RSVP Here!
  • • A transfer student community dinner cosponsored by the Office of Student and Community Relations (OSCR) on Thursday, October 5th at 6:30PM. Please email David at dsmith41@uvm.edufor more details!
  • • An apple picking event with and for transfer students on Saturday, October 14th at 10:00AM. Please email David at dsmith41@uvm.edu for more details! 


Stay tuned for more information regarding our transfer student community events! Times, dates, and RSVPs coming soon!




         David Smith

David Smith
Transfer Student Orientation Coordinator
Orientation & New Student Programs
Office Phone: (802) 656-4136
Email: dsmith41@uvm.edu