Contact Transfer and Off-Campus Student Life

0110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742



Welcome to Transfer and Off-campus Student Life!


TOCSL exists to CONNECT and ENGAGE Transfer and Off-campus Students of UMD. 


We ultimately aim to: 

« Equip transfer and off-campus students with the resources to thrive as individuals and to serve as leaders to the off-campus student population »

« Empower transfer and off-campus students to overcome barriers to success »

« Ease the transition for transfer and off-campus students »





TOCSL Peer 2 Peer Mentoring Program

posted on December 13, 2017

Feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Nervous about your transition to Maryland? Getting involved? Housing? Don’t fret! The Engagement and Learning Assistants (ELAs) are here to help!

The Transfer and Off-Campus Student Life (TOCSL) offers a Peer 2 Peer (P2P) Mentoring Program! As P2P mentors, the ELAs will hold office hours in the TOCSL Office and provide check-ins to interested students. As fellow transfer and off-campus students, we've been in your shoes and are excited to help!

If interested, please fill out this form to request a P2P Mentor


Or you can just stop by our office as we also offer Drop-In Hours throughout the semester!!

TOCSL Spring 2018 New Student Welcome!

posted on December 05, 2017

Location: TerpZone, STAMP.
When: January 25, 2018, Thursday, 4pm-6pm.
Stay tuned, more to come;)

Transfer2Terp Class Application available NOW!

posted on July 12, 2017

All incoming transfer students interested in joining the T2T learning community, are invited to  complete the following interest form.


Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  As part of the form, students will fill out preferred days/times for the course. Students will be notified of acceptance, final class days/times, and registration details by July 14, 2017.  If you experience difficulty in this process, please feel free to contact us at 301-405-0986 or at


For more information about the class, please visit our Transfer2terp Page

Upcoming TOCSL Events

Are you looking to connect and engage with other transfer and off-campus students like yourself? We have something for you!!!

All of our TOCSL Programs are a great way for you to get involved on and off campus with other UMD Students. Please see below our 2018 Spring semester event calendar! We also post event dates on our Facebook Page here

TOCSL Spring New Student Welcome! -- Thursday, January 25 (4pm-6pm)

TOCSL Meet Maryland Scavenger Hunt -- Tuesday, January 30 (4pm-6pm)

TOCSL Meet-Up: Swing Dance Night -- Friday, February 9, (5pm-7pm)

TOCSL Meet-Up: Game Night-- Thursday, February 22, (5pm-7pm)

TOCSL Meet-Up: Trivia Night -- Thursday, March 29, (5pm-7pm)

TOCSL Intramural Team -- Date & Time TBD

TOCSL Meet-Up: Adventure Course -- Friday, April 13, Time TBD

Transfer & Off-Campus Student Appreciation Week (TOCSAW) -- April 28 to May 5


For 2017 Fall semester event calendar, please see below. 


TOCSL Vibes: New Student Welcome – Friday, August 25 (3:30pm-5pm)

Good Morning Commuters – Wednesday, September 6 (7:30am-11am)

First Look Fair – Wednesday & Thursday, September 13 & 14 (10am-3pm)

TOCSL Meet-Up: Milk and Cookies Session 1 – September 27 (5:15pm)

TOCSL Meet-Up: Milk and Cookies Session 2 – Tuesday, October 3 (6:15pm)

Good Morning Commuters– Wednesday, October 4 (7:30am-11am)

TOCSL Meet-Up: Day at the Adventure Program -- Friday, October 13 (4pm-6pm)

TOCSL Meet-Up: Milk and Cookies Session 3 – Wednesday, October 18 (3pm)

TOCSL Meet-Up: Trip to Fright Fest, Six Flags (SOLD OUT) – Friday, October 20 (4:30pm-12am)

Good Morning Commuters – Wednesday, November 1 (7:30am-10:30am)

TOCSL Meet-Up: Cosmic Bowling – Thursday, November 30 (5pm-7pm)

Good Morning Commuters – Wednesday, December 6 (7:30am-10:30am)


Please stay up to date with TOCSL through our website and social media! 

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2017

First Day of Classes August 28 (Monday)
Labor Day September 4 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Recess November 22-26 (Wednesday-Sunday)
Last Day of Classes December 11 (Monday)
Reading Day December 12 (Tuesday)
Final Exams December 13-19 (Wednesday-Tuesday)
Commencement - Main Ceremony December 19 (Tuesday)
Commencement - College/Department Ceremonies December 20 (Wednesday)

Winter Term 2018

Classes Begin January 2 (Tuesday)
Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday January 15 (Monday)
Classes End January 22 (Monday)

Spring Semester 2018

First Day of Classes January 24 (Wednesday)
Spring Break March 18-25 (Sunday-Sunday)
Last Day of Classes May 10 (Thursday)
Reading Day May 11  (Friday)
Final Exams May 12-18 (Saturday-Friday)
Commencement - College/Department Ceremonies May 19 (Saturday)
Commencement - Main Ceremony and College/Department Ceremonies
May 20 (Sunday)
Commencement - College/Department Ceremonies May 21 (Monday) 

engage with us

Transfer and Off Campus Student Life is located in the Engagement Office in the Adele H. Stamp across the Capital One Bank. Also feel free to contact us at 301-405-0986 or at