Western Connecticut State University Housing and Residence Life is a featured program.
This is a program series meant to help first year students acclimate to university life, and become familiar with processes and resources on campus. They are held weekly during the fall semester – about 45 minutes to 1 hour in length – in one of the residence halls.
Typical topics have included:
- Working on Campus
- Getting Involved – Clubs & Organizations • Developing a Relationship with Your Advisor
- Personal Finances & Credit Traps
- Managing Stress
- Time Management
- Relationships – How to have good ones
- CHOICES – Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention
- Health & Wellness
- Becoming a College Student
- Study Skills
- Living with Roommates
- Getting to Know Your Professors
- Conflict Resolution
- Staying Safe on Campus
- Going Green on Campus
- Financial Aid
We invite faculty and staff to present these programs. For example, the Dean of Students speaks to “Becoming a College Student”, or the director of Academic Advising will talk about “Developing a Relationship with Your Advisor.” We had a faculty panel discuss “Getting to Know Your Professors,” and have had speakers from our campus and the surrounding community. We also provide snacks from a special account we have for food for programs.
GROW run in conjunction with our Academic Resource Mentor (ARM) staff that provide programming support.
Submitted by Maribeth Griffin, Director of Residential Programs & Staff, Western Connecticut State University