4. Get involved on campus: Living on campus can help, but it's integral for transfer students seeking a new social group to be active in student organizations, former transfer students say.
Shawn MacArthur, who transferred from Carnegie Mellon University to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—New Brunswick, immediately got involved in student government and later was elected student council president at Rutgers. "I credit my successful transition to being involved in student organizations," he says. "It's a great way to be a part of the community, especially at a larger school."
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