New Student Timeline

New students who are the first in their families to attend college or identify as students of color should apply to our ACE Summer Institute—Deadline is 5/21/17.


  • Exploring different majors.
  • Register for classes each semester. Undeclared students will continue to meet with their FYI advisor to register.
  • Take advantage of tutoring services
  • Attend workshops organized by the office of Multicultural and First Generation Student Support.
  • Students with a documented disability needing academic accommodations, contact Student Accessibility Services.
  • Meet with Academic Advising concerning study skills, time management, and any other problems or issues.
  • Build rapport with professors every semester.
  • Improve your writing by making an appointment with the Writing Center.
  • Begin to identify faculty with interests similar to your own.
  • Contact faculty about assisting in their research.
  • Meet with advisor for summer and/or fall registration and for off-campus summer course approval.

Involvement and leadership development

Career development

  • Explore majors and careers.
  • Attend career-related seminars on resume writing, interviewing, job search strategies, and many others. Check the LEEP Center weekly emails for events.
  • Explore interests, abilities, and skills through seminars and academic courses.
  • Visit the "How to guides" offered by Career Services.
  • Explore part-time and summer work opportunities.
  • Talk to people in careers of particular interest; inquire about daily activity.
  • Ensure voice mail greeting and email address are professional.
  • Review social networking sites and/or personal web pages for appropriate, professional content.
  • Purchase professional business attire for future career events and/or interviews.
  • Participate in an externship/job shadowing opportunity.
  • Seek internships related to academic major.
  • Search for on campus employment.
  • Begin to build a professional network.
  • Search out volunteer opportunities.
  • Prepare a personal portfolio with examples of writings or projects.
  • Update resume and add new jobs, activities, class projects, awards, etc.

Study abroad

  • The first step, which is mandatory, to learning about Study Abroad is to attend a SA 101 Info Session. The dates can be found here.

Money management

Health and wellness

  • Make an appointment with Health Services for care and treatment for acute illnesses and minor injuries.
  • Get your free flu shot during the fall flu shot session.
  • Schedule an appointment with Counseling Services for assistance in achieving emotional well-being necessary to success.
  • Take advantage of the Bickman Fitness Center facilities and classes.
  • Join a personal growth group at the Counseling Center.
  • Visit the Health Education site to learn about specific issues that you or a friend may have.
  • Download breathing and relaxation techniques.
  • View the Survivor's Guide [PDF] if you or a friend has been hurt, threatened or intimidated by anyone or has been the victim of sexual violence.