UW-Parkside Center for Adult and Returning Students Hosts Nontraditional Student Week
Somers, Wis.- The University of Wisconsin-Parkside, led by the Center for Adult and Returning Students (CARS), will hold events for Nontraditional Student Week from Nov. 7 through 11 in recognition and appreciation of our diverse student population.
CARS serves adult students and prospective students 25 and over—a demographic which comprises 21% of the UW-Parkside student population—as well as nontraditional/post-traditional students. Post-traditional students include student veterans or active military reserve members, students who are working full-time, and students who are providing care for children or family members. CARS also serves as a resource for faculty and staff in implementing best practices for working with post-traditional students.
Currently, 18% of UW-Parkside students are part-time students. Many UW-Parkside students also work, with 85% of Parkside seniors working an average of 19 hours per week and 69% of first-year students working an average of 14 hours per week.
The Nontraditional Student Week events will begin on Monday, Nov. 7, with a “Meet CARS” meet-and-greet on the Student Center Bridge from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Students can pick up an agenda for the week and help CARS celebrate nontraditional students at UW-Parkside. Next, get to know CARS staff better at “Coffee and Cookies with CARS” on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the Hickory Room. This event will help students, faculty, and staff learn how CARS can support their goals at UW-Parkside.
On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the events continue with Pizza and Credit for Prior Learning Info Sessions in the Hickory Room from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. All are welcome to eat pizza with CARS while learning about UW-Parkside's Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) program and how it can help students to graduate faster while saving money. Short info sessions will be presented at 11:30 and 12:30 with Q&A opportunities to follow.
On Thursday, Nov. 10, CARS will host a Nontraditional Student Resource Fair on the Student Center Bridge from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Stop by to learn about services and opportunities in place to help post-traditional students succeed and connect at UW-Parkside.
Nontraditional Student Week concludes on Friday, Nov. 11, with UW-Parkside’s Men’s Basketball team vs Kentucky Wesleyan in De Simone Arena at 7 p.m. We welcome our post-traditional students to bring their friends and families to see the campus and #DefendTheDen.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to its diverse student population, and its local, national, and global communities. We are a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. The campus serves as a premier comprehensive public institution and a destination of choice, serving as a focal point of local, regional, and global progress.