NDSU students will have an opportunity to reconnect to the college experience and learn about campus resources at an event called “ReDiscoverU” scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Plains room.
ReDiscoverU will provide a one-stop shop to address a variety of student needs, from how to improve studying habits and apply for financial aid, to tips for creating a standout resume and landing a job. Representatives from the Counseling Center, Student Activities Office, Tutoring Services, Career Center, Registration and Records, Student Financial Services and Disability Services will be available to talk with students and answer questions. Advisers from all of the undergraduate colleges also will be available to help students decide on a major or change majors.
The event targets sophomores, but all students are welcome to attend. “Research tells us that students in their second year of college will eventually leave if they do not feel a connection and a purpose,” said Karla Thoennes, senior associate director of residence life. “Our goal is to help them find this connection by ‘rediscovering’ what NDSU has to offer them.”
Volunteer student mentors will serve as hosts. They will guide participants as they enter the event and help direct them to the right resources.
The event is organized by the Sophomore Year Experience Committee, which is supported by the provost and vice president for student affairs.