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Student Success Map Messages

Fall 2019 messages

Week Theme Resources Communicators
1 Making the most of faculty office hours We know how important it is for students to engage with faculty, but many new students find this process intimidating. During this week, we want to encourage students to meet with their instructors and start building connections and relationships across campus. Advisers, faculty of first-year students, FIG PLAs, RAs
2 Resources for success Mizzou has many resources to help students succeed, but they can’t use them if they don’t know they exist. This week, we will introduce students to various helpful people and tools on campus, why they matter, and how to access them. Advisers, RAs, FIG PLAs
3 Student involvement Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom. In this week, we want to show students how they can obtain news skills, build connections, make friends and get more from Mizzou by pursuing involvement opportunities. Advisers, faculty of first-year students, FIG peers, involvement ambassadors, RAs
4 Off week
5 Stress management Some stress is inevitable. This week, we’ll show students how to recognize the dangers of stress, as well as introduce them to the many services and programs on campus geared to support them throughout the semester. Advisers, faculty of first-year students, FIG peers, RAs
6 Preparing for early registration Early registration for spring classes begins Oct. 30. This week, we will encourage students to think about what they want from their next semester at Mizzou and to make a plan to register. Advisers, FIG peers, RAs
7 Off week
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9 Financial aid and scholarships There are many resources to assist students with their finances and scholarships. In addition, there are important financial aid deadlines. The goal of this week is to stress the importance of these resources and deadlines. Advisers, faculty, MBMI/MBWI, RAs, SSC 1150 instructors
10 Registration follow-up The purpose of this week is to check in with students regarding registration. Advisers, faculty, MBMI/MBWI, RAs, SSC 1150 instructors
11 Off week
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14 Finish strong There are many things student can do to prepare for the end of the semester in preparation for the spring semester. This week’s message will address resources to aid in this preparation. Advisers, faculty, MBMI/MBWI, RAs, SSC 1150 instructors
15 Off week
Spring 2019 messages
Week of Theme Resources Communicators
Jan. 22 Involvement. We know that an involved and engaged student is more likely to make it to their second year. With a semester under their belts, it’s a great time to take stock in what’s going on outside of class. This is the time when many students find their true place at Mizzou. Involvement Fair, Welcome Back: Break the Ice Party, Involvement Ambassador Advisers, faculty of first-year students, RAs and Involvement Ambassadors
Jan. 28 Decision Points Fast Approaching. Talk to students about: Feb. 1 FASFA priority deadline, Feb 6 Mizzou Housing Fair, Feb. 25 last day to drop course without a grade, Mar. 1 housing deadline, Mar. 4 Summer and Fall early registration. Advisers, faculty of first-year students, RAs and Involvement Ambassadors
Feb. 4 Rebounding From a Rough First Semester. If last semester wasn’t everything a student hoped for, we’re here to say it’s ok. This week, we’re talking about what did and didn’t go well last semester. We’re asking if they have completed all their mandatory trainings, do they have a mentor, why is it important, and how do they find a mentor? If they are having roommate issues, contact their RA. Advisers, faculty of first-year students, RAs and Involvement Ambassadors
Feb. 11 The Winter Blahs. Stress is inevitable, but it’s normal and can be motivating. De-stressing resources are everywhere on campus, make sure your students are aware. We encourage students to think about alternatives to alcohol or other substances (maladaptive coping) to relieve stress. Information to alternative coping methods located in “Resources.”

We encourage students to reach out if they become overwhelmed or feel the need. Regardless of who you call or where you go – the most important thing is to reach out to someone if you think you need help.

MizzouRec, Contemplative Practice Center, Wellness Resource Center, Student Health and Well-Being, MU Student Health Center: 573-882-7481, MU Counseling Center: 573-882-6601, after-hours support: 573-882-6601 Advisers, faculty of first-year students, RAs and Involvement Ambassadors