Transition Programs

Orientation to Kennesaw State does not end at Ignition; it is an on-going process! Transition Programs is here to assist you throughout your time at KSU. Our goals are to offer programs for new and returning students to engage in all facets of the Kennesaw State University experience; and to enhance academic, social, and civic connections through the introduction of resources and opportunities. We hope to connect and foster all students in transition, as well as help you successfully continue your journey as a KSU student.

Transfer Student Kick-off

Find your fit at KSU! Held in August before the start of the fall semester, the Transfer Student Kick-off is the perfect way for new and returning transfer students to learn further about KSU through a resource fair, campus tour, and information sessions on topics of interest.

H.O.O.T. Booths

The start of any semester can be overwhelming for students whether new or returning. In an effort to assist our students and provide a welcoming university presence on campus, the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs (OTP) hosts H.O.O.T. (Helping Others Orient Themselves) Booths as a part of Week of Welcome (WOW) festivities for the fall semester. Whether you need assistance or are interested in volunteering for a booth time slot, this is a great way to have your questions answered and get involved.

Tau Sigma National Honor Society

Tau Sigma is an academic honor society specifically designed to promote academic excellence and campus involvement among transfer students. Eligible students must have at least one full years’ academic credits satisfied at their prior institution(s), registered in a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree for an amount of work equal to an average full load, and must have a 3.5 GPA in their first semester at KSU. We are looking for interested students to assist with this organization at KSU!

Owl Expedition

In its third year, Owl Expedition is a 4-day/3-night extended orientation camp experience that provides first-time, first-year KSU students an opportunity to learn further about their university and its resources; meet and interact with their new classmates and fellow peers, as well as faculty and staff; and promote student involvement with hopes of retention beyond the first year of school. Student attendees are assigned to an Owl Group with a Flight Crew Leader for the duration of the trip, which includes rafting on the Ocoee River.

Registration for Owl Expedition 2016 is at capacity.  If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please email

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What is a Flight Crew Leader?

Flight Crew Leaders are instrumental in the planning and successful implementation of Owl Expedition. Chosen students have the special opportunity to be involved in an exciting approach to sharing and promoting school spirit and what it means to be an Owl at Kennesaw State University. Flight Crew Leaders also serve as small group facilitators and peer mentors to a group of approximately 10-12 incoming first-year students before, during, and after the camp.