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Passage Orientation for Transfer Students

Transfer Passage offers a custom experience for transfer students who want to get to know others who are transferring their enrollment to Wheaton College. 

Transfer Passage offers a custom experience for transfer students coming to Wheaton College. We know that transferring during your undergraduate studies creates unique challenges. Transfer Passage provides the opportunity to get to know others who are transferring their enrollment to Wheaton College. Not only will we discuss the unique experience connected with transferring, but you will get to explore the world-class city of Chicago with the new friends you make on Transfer Passage. Together, we will connect with the intercultural fabric of the amazing city located just next door to Wheaton College.


Location, Accommodations, and Food for the Transfer Site

transfer location

Location

Transfer Passage will be at the Harris Family Hostel located in the central loop area of downtown Chicago.

accommodations for transfer students

Accommodations

At both locations, students will stay in rooms with ensuite bathrooms along with 6-8 fellow transfer students.

walking along the lakeshore in chicago

Food

Students will work together with leaders in a kitchen to prepare a breakfast and lunch for each day. Dinners will be out in the city, aimed at engaging the different cultures that make up downtown Chicago.

Sample Schedule for the Transfer Track

Time Activity
7:15 Breakfast & prepare Lunch
8:00 Travel to the Pilsen Neighborhood of Chicago
Morning Interact with exhibits at the National Museum of Mexican Art
11:30 Eat lunch and reflect on morning activities
1:30 Visit the Benito Juarez School Park, exploring the challenges and triumphs of Latino Culture in the Neighborhood
5:00 Find a street food vendor & sample some amazing Latin American cuisine
6:30 Travel back to accommodations
7:00 Discussion groups and reflection
8:30 Free Time in common areas
10:00 Head to bed & sleep

*Approximate schedule provided; subject to change.

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