Parkside Promise Plus Kick Start

AGENDA

DAY 1  |  AUGUST 28

 


 

8:30 AM

Check-In
Location: Student Center Plaza, outside near the front door

 

 


 

9:00 AM

Welcome
Location: Student Center Terrace
Facilitator: Damian Evans, Assistant Dean of Students

 


 

9:30 AM

Playfair  |  The Ultimate Icebreaker
Location: Student Center Terrace

 


 

11:00 AM

AR U Ready?
Location: Student Center Terrace
Facilitators: Your Peer Mentors
  

AR U ready ot have fun?  Get a preview of the days events and get to meet the mentors and your fellow classmates.
 

 


 

12:00 PM

Promise Picnic
Location: Student Center Terrace
 

 A delicious opportunity to meet other students and the peer mentors and staff you will interact with in your first year.   Free for all Promise/SSS students.

 


 

1:30 PM

Building a Success Mindset
Location: CART 131
Presentors: Chris Zanowski, Director, Student Support Services and your Peer Mentors
 

Hear from successful upper class students and the secrets to their success. Learn how they have overcome challenges  on their path to graduation.

 

 


 

2:45 PM

Getting Ready Session 1 | Managing Your Aid, Book Smarts and What the Tech? 

Managing YOUR  Aid
Location: CART 109
Presenter:  Kristina Klemens, Director, Financial Aid

Connect with your personal FA counselor and get the inside scoop on managing YOUR aid. 
 


Book Smarts
Location: University Bookstore, Student Center D102
Presenter:  Kim Flannery, University Bookstore Manager

Why do I need them? How do I get them?  How can I minimize my costs?
 


What the Tech?  
Location: Help Desk, Wyllie 107 
Presenter: Cindy Sobczak, CTS Help Desk Manager

Learn how to connect your Ranger mail to your phone and other tech resources available through the Help Desk.

  

 


 

3:30 PM

Getting Ready Session 1 | Managing Your Aid, Book Smarts and What the Tech? 

Managing YOUR  Aid
Location: CART 109
Presenter:  Kristina Klemens, Director, Financial Aid

Connect with your personal FA counselor and get the inside scoop on managing YOUR aid. 


Book Smarts
Location: University Bookstore, Student Center D102
Presenter:  Kim Flannery, University Bookstore Manager

Why do I need them? How do I get them?  How can I minimize my costs?


What the Tech?  
Location: Help Desk, Wyllie 107 
Presenter: Cindy Sobczak, CTS Help Desk Manager

Learn how to connect your Ranger mail to your phone and other tech resources available through the Help Desk.

  

  

 


 

4:15 PM

Getting Ready Session 1 | Managing Your Aid, Book Smarts and What the Tech? 

Managing YOUR  Aid
Location: CART 109
Presenter:  Kristina Klemens, Director, Financial Aid

Connect with your personal FA counselor and get the inside scoop on managing YOUR aid. 


Book Smarts
Location: University Bookstore, Student Center D102
Presenter:  Kim Flannery, University Bookstore Manager

Why do I need them? How do I get them?  How can I minimize my costs? 


What the Tech?  
Location: Help Desk, Wyllie 107 
Presenter: Cindy Sobczak, CTS Help Desk Manager

Learn how to connect your Ranger mail to your phone and other tech resources available through the Help Desk.

 

  

 


 

5:00 PM

Day 1 Closing 
Location: CART 131
Facilitator: Damian Evans, Assistant Dean of Students

 


 

7:00 PM

Social Event| Optional

DAY 2  |  AUGUST 29

 


 

8:30 AM

Check-In
Location:  Wyllie, Upper Mainplace

 


 

9:00 AM

University ABC's
Location: Wyllie Upper Mainplace
Facilitator: Alfredo Sandoval- Flores, Academic Advisor, SSS
 

Learn some of our unique university terms while competing against your fellow students.

 


 

9:30 AM

Getting Ready Session 2  |  Becoming a Learner
Location: CART 113, 117, 123 and 127
Facilitators: Alfredo Sandoval-Flores, Marie Smith, Anna Stremlau, Pa Houa Yang, and Chris Zanowski
 

Meet your Freshman Seminar instructor. Learn more about this course and how it can help you take responsibility for becoming a learner.

 


 

10:15 AM

Getting Ready Session 3  |  Parkside Connect and Handshake
Locations:  Molinaro 115, 125 and D112
Facilitator:  Luis Benevoglienti, Assistant Director, Multicultural Student Affairs
 

Learn how to connect virtually with your mentor using Parkside Connect.  We will also introduce you to Handshake - a tool to connect you to jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities.

 


 

11:00 PM

Getting Ready Session #4  | Resource Road Rally and Lunch
 

Resource Road Rally
Location: Wyllie, Upper Mainplace
Facilitator: Marie Smith, Academic Advisor, SSS

As a team compete again your fellow students to find the the most used resources on campus.

Lunch
Location:  Student Center, Brickstone Grill and Eatery

Learn how to navigate the Brickstone Grill and Eatery.  Free for Promise/SSS students.

 


 

12:00 PM

Getting Ready Session 4  | Resource Road Rally and Lunch 
 

Resource Road Rally
Location: Wyllie, Upper Mainplace
Facilitator: Marie Smith, Academic Advisor, SSS

As a team compete again your fellow students to find the the most used resources on campus.

Lunch
Location:  Student Center, Brickstone Grill and Eatery

Learn how to navigate the Brickstone Grill and Eatery.  Free for Promise/SSS students.

 


 

1:00 PM

Rotating Session | Who AR U? or The Secret Syllabus
 

Who AR U?
Location: CART 130
Presenter:  Anna Stremlau, Academic Advisor

Learn about yourself and those around you.
 


The Secret Syllabus
Location: CART 127
Presenter  Katie Abbot, Academic Advisor

Find out about the secret expectations in every class and through out college.  

 


 

2:15 PM

Rotating Session | Who AR U? or The Secret Syllabus
 

Who AR U?
Location: CART 130
Presenter:  Anna Stremlau, Academic Advisor

Learn about yourself and those around you.
 


The Secret Syllabus
Location: CART 127
Presenter  Katie Abbot, Academic Advisor

Find out about the secret expectations in every class and through out college. 

 


 

3:30 PM

Making Your Mark
Location: University Ballroom, Student Center
Facilitators: Luis Benevoglienti, Assistant Diretor, Multicultural Student Affairs and Peer Mentors
 

Meet your mentor!  Wrap up your Kick Start experience and discuss next steps for getting ready for the semester.

 


 

4:30 PM

Getting Ready Session 5  |  Finding Your Classes
Facilitators: Peer Mentors
 

As your final step, your Peer Mentor will help you find your classes so that you are ready to get started.

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