Office of Multicultural and First Generation Student Support

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. Find more information here!


  • 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 Office of Multicultural and First Generation Student Support.
  • Students with a documented disability needing academic accommodations, contact Disability 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.