I hope each of you have had a great first few weeks and are adjusting well to campus! These first six weeks have been crazy for everyone but I want to give you an insight to what is going on that could benefit you in your first year. When I first came to SSU I was overwhelmed by my classes and new found freedom. I felt that I didn’t know where to turn for help. However, I am here to tell you the First Year Experience office is here for you and we are ramping up some new activities to get you well-adjusted and make you feel at home! We understand that these weeks have flown by and you still might be left with questions so we want you to take part in our events so we can help you!
In the upcoming weeks the First Year Experience office will be holding Student Success Series for the newest members of our campus, specifically freshmen and transfer students. These sessions will be held Monday through Thursday from 4:30pm-5:30pm. There will be a variety of topics that will be discussed from academics to tutoring to advice to testing and more! The weekly series will be led by FYE student mentors and faculty. When you come to the workshop you will be entered into a raffle for a $50 gift card for participating in the event. The more you come to the more times your name will have a chance of being called to win! At the end of each week two names will be pulled at random and those whose names were chosen will receive the gift cards. Who couldn’t use a little extra spending money in the middle of the semester?! Starting the week of October 27th we will be hosting these events, check out our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as your emails for updates and locations of the workshops!