Transfer Orientation

Welcome new Highlanders!  Quest orientation registration is now open!

Our Transfer Quest 2022 dates will be:

Quest 2022

Quest Session


Virtual Spring Quest January 12 (Wednesday)

Transfer Quest #1

June 23 (Thursday)

Transfer Quest #2

June 24 (Friday)

Transfer Quest #3

July 8 (Friday)

A note concerning equitable fall course registration availability: All efforts are made to ensure the same number of seats in each course are available in each Quest session from the first session to the last summer session.

All students who are transferring to Radford University must register online and then attend an orientation program to receive academic advising and register for classes.

Please use the links below to learn more about transfer orientation at Radford University.

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What is Transfer Quest?

We strongly recommend that students who are transferring to Radford University and will begin classes in the fall participate in one of our Transfer Quest programs we will offer in June and July. These programs are designed to help students in their transition to Radford University. Students will:

  • Register for classes.
  • Obtain ID cards. 
  • Learn about campus services. 
  • Familiarize themselves with the campus. 
  • Interact with their fellow transfer students and student leaders in a relaxed atmosphere.

Transfer students who do not attend one of these programs must register online for and attend an abbreviated one-day August Transfer Quest orientation program just before fall classes begin. Online registration for this session will open August 1, and all transfer students who did not attend a summer Transfer Quest program must register for and attend this program. 

The Fall Transfer Quest orientation takes a “just the basics” approach that focuses primarily upon class scheduling. We do our best to offer experiences in August equivalent to those during the summer, but time and other limitations make that a difficult goal to attain. Again, we recommend that you participate in a Transfer Quest program earlier in the summer if at all possible.

In order to facilitate your planning to attend orientation, we have attempted to answer some of the questions we have received most frequently through the years on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email us anytime at or call the Office of New Student and Family Programs at (540) 831-5923 during normal business hours!

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Transfer Quest 1-Day Information

Transfer Quest is a one day program designed to allow participants to accomplish everything they’ll need to take care of leading up to move-in day in August. This orientation program provides an excellent opportunity to meet other new students in a relaxed setting. It features:

  • In-depth advising with a faculty advisor.
  • Meet others in your college and major.
  • Comprehensive family program.


A day long program starting with a check in window from 8-9 a.m.  A lunch is provided along with in-depth advising with a faculty advisor, social interaction with current students and other incoming students, course registration and a comprehensive family program.