Transfer Orientation

Welcome new Highlanders!

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 Quest?

We strongly recommend that students who are transferring to Radford University and will begin classes in the fall participate in one of the four single-day 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 is typically opened by mid-July, 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!

Transfer Quest information

Transfer Quest 2020 is a one day orientation program for transfer students that maintains the focus on academic advising and registration, and also provides opportunities for community building, an introduction to campus resources and business services and staff.

Dates Offered

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Video: What can I expect at Quest?

What can you expect at Transfer Quest? Olivia breaks it down!

Video: What is advising at Quest?

What is advising at Quest? Dana fills us in!