Is there a way to save my Working days?

Long time lurker, first time poster!

My situation:

I have my STEM OPT ending on Jan 31st, 2019.

I have joined Campbellsville University which does have CPT and I have my Orientation there scheduled on Jan 7th 2019.I have to initiate the SEVIs transfer from my current University to Campbellsville soon.

My Question here is when should I do the SEVIs transfer from my current University to Campbellsville. Can I wait until after my orientation is complete on Jan 7th to do the transfer of SEVIs? The reason I am asking this is because I heard that once you put down the date for SEVIs transfer you will lose your OPT on that date and will not be able to work until your CPT begins at the new University.

Given this situation, Please suggest me a good option where I would not end up loosing too many Work days.

Thank you

Well, it all varies by school… your DSO is the right person to answer this as they may have restrictions on how late they can offer admission letters and do I20 transfers… Check with your DSO and also an immigration attorney, if you need confirmation on the same.