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Student Success Map Messages

Spring messages
Week Theme Resources Communicators
1 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 Week, Welcome Back: Break the Ice Party, Involvement Ambassadors Advisers, faculty of first-year students, RAs and Involvement Ambassadors
2 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
3 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
4 Winter Mental Health. Help students recognize stress and introduce them to the many services and programs on campus geared to support them during stressful points in their semester. Counseling Center. Student Health & Well-Being. Care Team. Advisers, faculty of first-year students, RAs and Involvement Ambassadors
5 Exploring Careers and Majors. Talk with students about what they want to do post-college. Find out their dreams and let us make sure their majors will get them there. MizzouOne. Find Your Major. Career Center. General Education Requirements. Academic Exploration & Advising Services Advisers, faculty of first-year students, RAs and Involvement Ambassadors
6 Academic Check-In. We are now six weeks into the semester. Talk with students about how they are doing in their courses. Writing Center. Tiger Tutors.  Advisers, faculty of first-year students, RAs and Involvement Ambassadors
7 Registration and Advising Appointments begin March 4. Make sure students are prepared for their appointments in advance. MizzouOne. Catalog. Advising. Advisers, faculty of first-year students, RAs and Involvement Ambassadors
8 Mental Health. Everyone has a part to play in helping our Mizzou community celebrate the importance mental health plays in our lives. Student Health & Well-Being. Ask Listen Refer. Advisers, faculty of first-year students, RAs and Involvement Ambassadors
9 Spring break RSVP Center. Student Health & Well-Being. Girls Fight Back. Advisers, faculty of first-year students, RAs and Involvement Ambassadors
10 Welcome Back. With the temperatures warming up, spring is officially here and we want our students to enjoy it as much as possible. Pride Month. Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Green Dot. Advisers, faculty of first-year students, RAs and Involvement Ambassadors
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13 Making the most of summer. Talk with your students about their summer now to give them a chance to make plans so they can make the most out of their summer. Career Center. Hire Mizzou Tigers. Degree Audits. Advisers, faculty of first-year students, RAs and Involvement Ambassadors
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15 Student Employment. Talk specifically about employment on and off campus for the next year. Career Center. Hire Mizzou Tigers. Advisers, faculty of first-year students, RAs and Involvement Ambassadors
Fall 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
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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
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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
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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
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