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Get involved with Student Support Services

Student Support Services offers a variety of programming. These events are geared toward helping students get to know each other better and develop skills to enhance their degree.

Fall 2022 Events

SSS New Student Welcome and Information Sharing

Facilitator: Faith Pawelski, SSS Tutoring Coordinator
This is an opportunity for new SSS students to meet over pizza, become familiar with the wide range of services available through the SSS program, and learn more about the campus.

Sept. 8, 5:00-6:15 pm, South Dakota Ballroom, Davies Center 

Taking Care of Business: Financial Aspects of Starting College

Facilitator: Scott Siegenthaler
Financial management is a life skill best learned and practiced early in college. Learn how to anticipate your college costs, understand your financial aid, and manage your student account; plan and prepare for future expenses such as living off-campus.

Sept. 15, 10:00-10:50 am, Centennial 1916
Sept. 15, 1:00-1:50 pm, Phillips 387
Sept. 21, 1:00-1:50 pm, Phillips 387

Five-Day Study Plan

Facilitator: Faith Pawelski, SSS Tutoring Coordinator
Join those students who walk into their exams with confidence. This workshop will show you how to review your status in each course and make study plans for exams.

Oct. 5th, 1:00-1:50 pm, Phillips 387
Oct. 13th, 10:00-10:50 am, Centennial 1916
Oct. 13th, 1:00-1:50 pm, Phillips 387

Housing Alternatives

Facilitator: Housing Staff and SSS Students
Would it be best for you to live in a residence hall, an apartment by yourself, a house with friends? Learn what factors to consider when deciding on a living arrangement and what questions to ask before you sign a contract.

October 19, 1:00 pm, Phillips 387
October 20, 10:00 am, Centennial 1916
October 20, 1:00 pm, Phillips 387

Adventures Abroad

Facilitator: International Education Staff and SSS Students
Are you aware of the benefits of studying abroad? Are you prepared to complete the application procedures? Do you know the steps you need to take before leaving the country? Learn from International Education staff and SSS students who have traveled abroad.

October 26th 1-1:50, Phillips 387
October 27th, 1-1:50, Phillips 387
October 27th, 10:00 am, Centennial 1916

Career Seminar: Professional and Networking for Second-Year Students

Facilitator: SSS Staff
Professionalism and networking can be important in securing employment. Learn how to make a positive impression in professional settings and how to use formal and informal networks to your advantage.

November 1st, 5-7 pm, Davies, Dakota North                   
Attendance is required for all second-year students in the SSS Program.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 

Facilitator: Jodi Thesing-Ritter, Executive Director for Diversity and Inclusion
This is an opportunity to learn about the university’s programs, offices, initiatives, and training that focus on EDI issues. You will find out what you can do to improve the campus climate.

September 28  1:00-1:50 Phillips 387
September 29, 1:00-1:50 Phillips 387
September 29, 10:00 am, Centennial 1916

What Professors Want: Developing Positive Relationships With Faculty 

Facilitator: UW-Eau Claire Professors
When you apply for scholarships, need recommendations for jobs, or want inside information about your field, it helps to know faculty members you can turn to. Gain tips from students and professors on how to develop positive faculty relationships.

October 26, 1:00pm, Phillips 387
October 27, 1:00pm, Phillips 387
October 27, 10:00 am, Centennial 1916

Registration and Degree Planning: Making Every Course Count

Facilitator: Rochelle Hoffman SSS Academic Advising Coordinator
To graduate in the least amount of time, it is important to consider your entire degree program when you register for classes. This session will provide practical advice on class registration and degree planning.

Nov 16, 1:00pm, Phillips 387
Nov 17, 1:00pm, Phillips 387
Nov 17, 10:00 am, Centennial 1916

Counseling Services at UW-Eau Claire

Facilitator: Counseling Services Staff
A staff member from Counseling Services will provide an overview of the mental health services available at UW-Eau Claire and will describe effective stress-management and self-care techniques.

Nov 30, 1:00pm, Phillips 387
Dec 1, 1:00pm, Phillips 387
Dec 1, 10:00 am, Centennial 1916

Recognition Luncheon for Fall Graduates

Facilitator: SSS Staff
SSS will host a luncheon for all program participants who are graduating in December in order to celebrate their achievements. Certificates will be presented to all graduating students.


Managing Your Finances Today and Into the Future

Facilitator: Cooper Larson, Community Financial Education Coordinator, Royal Credit Union
Learn money-management strategies that will reduce your stress over finances. This workshop will help you gain a better understanding of credit cards and credit-building principles, along with advice on saving and spending, now and in the future.

Dec 7, 1:00pm, Phillips 387
Dec 8, 1:00pm, Phillips 387
Dec 8, 10:00 am, Centennial 1916

Fuel Up for Finals

Take a break during finals to relax and have some treats.  The SSS staff invites all program participants to stop by the SSS office for refreshments on the first day of final exams.

December 16, 11-2 pm, Student Support Services Office, Vicki Lord Larson Rm 2136 


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