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Kick Start 

August 29th - September 3rd

Kick Start your College Career  by participating in an early arrival program designed for new first year students.   

Due to the success of the program, we are expanding it to include a select group of new students. Promise Plus students will be automatically registered for the program. Other students should watch their Ranger email for a special invitation.

Kick Start starts on Monday, August 30th and runs through September 3rd.  Students living in housing in the fall will be able to check into their Residence hall room on Sunday, August 29th.   

Why participate?

Kick start will:

  • boost your confidence, 
  • reduce any sense of uncertainty about starting college,
  • build your connections with other students,
  • introduce you to your academic advisor, freshman seminar instructor and other key staff
  • activate your strengths and
  • provide you with the proven secrets to success in college.  

PLUS,  it is FREE.  And participants will receive a $200 book voucher.

Questions?  Contact possehl@uwp.edu

Agenda 2021

The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to  5 p.m. each day with optional social activities in the evening. Campus partners include the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Advising and Career Center, Student Support Services,  Parkside Academic Resource and more. Below is a list of general session topics. Watch for a detailed schedule in mid to late summer.


  • Playfair
  • Becoming a Learner 
  • Career Connection
  • Building a Mathematical Mindset


  • Taking Care of Yourself

  • Building on Your Strengths

  • Making Your Mark

  • Taking Care of Business

  • And more!






















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