Day 1: Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Click on the links below for more information about each session.

Day 2 Schedule

** Sessions denoted with a "UD" are highly recommended for Undeclared Students.

8:00am-3:00pm : Check-in and Registration

9:00am-9:50am: Session Block #1

1A: Interested in a Career in Health Professions? (UD)

1B: Time Management for Busy Students

1C: Becoming an Academic All-Star: Motivation, Will Power, and Purpose

1D: Don't Miss Out: Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Student Employment

1E: Housing Options after the First Year

10:00am-10:50am: Session Block #2

2A: Mapping My Life: Making a Meaningful Story out of My Education

2B: Education Abroad: Engage-Explore-Discover

2C: Who Am I and What's My Major? (UD)

2D: Blurred Lines: Understanding Rape Supportive Culture

2E: Housing Options after the First Year

11:00am-11:50am: Session Block #3

3A: CSU Outdoor Program

3B: Mindfully Managing Stress

3C: Student Employment Tips

3D: Year 2 @ CSU Student Panel: The Real Lives of Second-Year Students

3E: Grab a SLiCE of CSU

12:00pm-12:50pm: Session Block #4

4A: CSU Outdoor Program

4B: Party Smart: How to Host a Successful Party in Fort Collins

4C: Opportunities for Research and Creativity

4D: Grab a SLiCE of CSU

1:00pm-1:50pm: Session Block #5

5A: 6 Pathways to Student Success (UD)

5B: Mindfully Managing Stress

5C: What is Leadership?: Looking at Leadership through a Critical Lens

5D: Academic Success and Living on Campus

5E: Finding Your Authentic Purpose

2:00pm-2:50pm: Session Block #6

6A: Mapping My Life: Making a Meaningful Story out of My Education

6B: Staying Motivated in College (UD)

6C: Opportunities for Research and Creativity

6D: Housing Options after the First Year

 

For questions or additional information, feel free to contact Orientation & Transition Programs, (970) 491-6011 or orientation@colostate.edu.

 

1E: Housing Options after the First Year

Presenter: Lindsay Mason, Emily Allen, and John Malsam (Off-Campus Life, Residence Life)

Location: LSC 386

Description: Spring semester is the time when you will be deciding where you want to live next fall. Should you stay on campus? What about renting a place off campus? Perhaps your parents are thinking about buying a house in the community. This session is designed to help you gather information about on and off-campus housing options, from renting to owning a place; living in University housing; and important city ordinances and laws you need to know about before moving into the community.

5D: Academic Success and Living on Campus

Presenter: Teresa Metzger, Tolu Taiwo (Residence Life)

Location: LSC 382

Description: This session will provide an overview of how living on campus beyond your first year at CSU can enhance and support your academics and transition through college. Students will learn how to get the most out of their academic experience in the halls while enjoying the convenience of living on campus.

2B: Education Abroad: Engage-Explore-Discover

Presenter: Chris Churma (Education Abroad)

Location: LSC 312

Description: In this session, you will gain an understanding of the benefits of having an Education Abroad experience, the types of programs available, financial aid and scholarships, and much more.

6B: Staying Motivated in College

Presenter: Heather Landers, Darrie Burrage (TILT)

Location: LSC 324

Description: By the time you are in the middle of your second semester of college, the honeymoon phase has probably worn off and you realize that this is a heck of a lot of work! How do students keep their motivation for three (or four, or five) more years of this? In this session we will reflect on some of the important reasons to stay engaged in your education, as well as think about what it takes to get the most out of your academic and social experience at the University. We'll also talk about how approaching your coursework with a growth mindset will help you do your best work academically, and how that translates to being successful in all aspects of your life, in college and beyond.

Presenter: Lindsay Mason, Emily Allen, and John Malsam (Off-Campus Life, Residence Life)

Location: LSC 386

Description: Spring semester is the time when you will be deciding where you want to live next fall. Should you stay on campus? What about renting a place off campus? Perhaps your parents are thinking about buying a house in the community. This session is designed to help you gather information about on and off-campus housing options, from renting to owning a place; living in University housing; and important city ordinances and laws you need to know about before moving into the community.

5C: What is Leadership?: Looking at Leadership through a Critical Lens

Presenter: Emily Ambrose, Niamh O’Shea (Student Leadership Involvement and Community Engagement)

Location: LSC 324

Description: Leadership – a buzz-word that is thrown around a lot. What does it actually mean?  How can you work toward seeing yourself as a leader?  Through this workshop, we will discuss and apply important concepts to your daily life. Using the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and content from the REAL Experience (Rams Engaging in Active Leadership), participants will better understand this extensive topic.

5B: Mindfully Managing Stress

Presenter: Janelle Patrias, Viviane Eohraimson-Abt (CSU Health Network)

Location: LSC 312

Description: Are you struggling to get a handle on your stress? Is stress interfering with your studies? Perhaps you are ready to learn about mindfulness? Mindfulness is a way to train ourselves to be in the present moment with more attentiveness, awareness, and acceptance. Learn how mindfulness can help you cope with stress and begin to restore a balanced sense of health and well-being by applying simple mindfulness principles.

5A: 6 Pathways to Student Success

Presenter: Elias Quinonez (Colorado Challenge), Tabitha Rocha (VSPA)

Location: LSC 308

Description: In this session, students will learn about the Six Pathways to Student Success, focused on areas critical to a student’s successful journey in higher education. Understanding each of these categories can help create a holistic approach to education and can enhance your chances of a successful higher education experience and timely degree completing. These six areas are: finances, academics, support, residential, connection, and well-being.

4C: Opportunities for Research and Creativity

Presenter: Stephanie “Mo” Moreira (TILT)

Location: LSC 382

Description: The Office for Undergraduate Research and Artistry is dedicated to facilitating meaningful undergraduate experiences that expose students to diverse opportunities to work with faculty or industry representatives within their discipline. These opportunities are intended to provide students with an extension of the learning experience beyond the classroom, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between students and faculty and between students and industry, and to impart experience-based credentials to undergraduates seeking to enhance their resume. For ALL majors and interests.

4B: Party Smart: How to Host a Successful Party in Fort Collins

Presenter: Emily Allen (Off-Campus Life)

Location: LSC 312

Description: If you plan on hosting a gathering at your place, whether it is for 5 friends or 50, and want to avoid a costly citation this is the session for you! Party Smart (also known as Party Partners) is a class that is typically offered to those who have already received a noise or nuisance gathering citation and the feedback that we always hear is: I wish I had taken this class BEFORE I hosted my party! Now is your chance to learn (directly from a Fort Collins Police Officer and City staff) about important local codes and ordinances, good neighboring practices, and all of the other responsibilities of being a safe party host. Don’t wait to get a citation, learn how to be a good Fort Collins neighbor so that you can host many responsible gatherings...ticket free!

4A: CSU Outdoor Program

Presenter: Andy Nelson (Campus Recreation)

Location: LSC 308

Description: Come learn more about CSU Outdoor Program and all the opportunities you have as a student; including trips, clinics, events, and the Climbing Wall.

3E: Grab a SLiCE of CSU

Presenter: Sam Clusman and Alina Osika (Student Leadership Involvement and Community Engagement)

Location: LSC 386

Description: Within the Office for Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement, we strive to offer a variety of programs to students that create community on campus, connect students with their passion areas, and supplement academics through leadership and involvement. Students will get an overview of how to get involved with student organizations, long and short term community engagement, and hands-on leadership and social justice training.

3D: Year 2 @ CSU Student Panel: The Real Lives of Second-Year Students

Presenter: Year 2 @ CSU Board and Second-Year Students

Location: LSC 382

Description: Join the Year 2 @ CSU Program Board as they facilitate a panel of current second-year students regarding their experience at CSU.  Find out what students are doing to make their second year at CSU successful, as well as what they wish they would have done differently. Hear it straight from the students who are in the midst of it all.

3C: Student Employment Tips       

Presenter: Jillian Zucosky (Student Employment Services)

Location: LSC 224

Description: In this session, Student Employment Services will provide training on how to use the Student Job Listing, tips on finding an on-campus job, work-study awards, and answer other student employment questions.

3B: Mindfully Managing Stress

Presenter: Janelle Patrias, Viviane Eohraimson-Abt (CSU Health Network)

Location: LSC 312

Description: Are you struggling to get a handle on your stress? Is stress interfering with your studies? Perhaps you are ready to learn about mindfulness? Mindfulness is a way to train ourselves to be in the present moment with more attentiveness, awareness, and acceptance. Learn how mindfulness can help you cope with stress and begin to restore a balanced sense of health and well-being by applying simple mindfulness principles.

3A: CSU Outdoor Program

Presenter: Andy Nelson (Campus Recreation)

Location: LSC 308

Description: Come learn more about CSU Outdoor Program and all the opportunities you have as a student; including trips, clinics, events, and the Climbing Wall.

2E: Housing Options after the First Year

Presenter: Lindsay Mason, Emily Allen, and John Malsam (Off-Campus Life, Residence Life)

Location: LSC 386

Description: Spring semester is the time when you will be deciding where you want to live next fall. Should you stay on campus? What about renting a place off campus? Perhaps your parents are thinking about buying a house in the community. This session is designed to help you gather information about on and off-campus housing options, from renting to owning a place; living in University housing; and important city ordinances and laws you need to know about before moving into the community.

2D: Blurred Lines: Understanding Rape Supportive Culture

Presenter: Carl Olson (Women and Gender Advocacy Center)

Location: LSC 382

Description: You may already know from Ram Orientation that 1 in 4 women, 1 in 6 men, and 1 in 2 transgender people experience sexual assault in their lifetime. And you may be wondering why these rates are ridiculously high. This workshop will explore some of those reasons using examples in popular media. In addition, this workshop will discuss further the resources that are available on campus for primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault.

2C: Who Am I and What’s My Major?

Presenter: Demetrios Godenitz (CASA)

Location: LSC 324

Description: Want to better understand choosing a major or the fit of your current major? This session will offer time to examine and catalog your interests, abilities, and skills. We'll look at resources to learn more about majors and have small discussions around where you are, possible ideas to explore, and next steps.

4D: Grab a SLiCE of CSU

Presenter: Sam Clusman and Alina Osika (Student Leadership Involvement and Community Engagement)

Location: LSC 386

Description: Within the Office for Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement, we strive to offer a variety of programs to students that create community on campus, connect students with their passion areas, and supplement academics through leadership and involvement. Students will get an overview of how to get involved with student organizations, long and short term community engagement, and hands-on leadership and social justice training.

2A: Mapping My Life: Making a Meaningful Story out of My Education

Presenter: Robyn Jeep-Ernst, Amber Paulson (CASA)

Location: LSC 308

Description: You probably could describe your dream life, and even possibly your ideal career. However, visualizing how your education and experiences in college connect to your future can be quite challenging. This workshop will help you begin to “map” meaningful opportunities in your college experience, and reflect on the connections between your academic experiences and your future goals.

1D: Don’t Miss Out: Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Student Employment

Presenter: Eleni Beaty (Student Financial Services)

Location: LSC 382

Description: Counselors will provide guidance to identify financial resources and opportunities you may need to be successful during your second year at CSU and through graduation! This session will also provide financial aid and scholarship application tips and deadlines. Thinking about taking classes this summer? Or maybe living off campus next year? How does this work with financial aid? Be ready to ask questions and get answers!

1C: Becoming an Academic All-Star: Motivation, Will Power, and Purpose

Presenter: Haley Richards, Demetrios Godenitz (CASA)

Location: LSC 324

Description: Want to have a clearer path as you navigate the demands of college academics? This session will explore how being prepared and understanding what matters to you will impact your academic efforts and how much energy you have to fuel your best efforts.

1B: Time Management for Busy Students

Presenter: Heather Landers, Darrie Burrage (TILT)

Location: LSC 312

Description: Managing your time is about knowing and understanding your priorities, and then acting in a way that’s consistent with those priorities. Use this workshop as time to think more deeply about whether or not you’re spending your time in a way that’s in line with what you value most. We’ll also give you some useful tips and general guidelines for being your most productive.

6C: Opportunities for Research and Creativity

Presenter: Stephanie “Mo” Moreira (TILT)

Location: LSC 382

Description: The Office for Undergraduate Research and Artistry is dedicated to facilitating meaningful undergraduate experiences that expose students to diverse opportunities to work with faculty or industry representatives within their discipline. These opportunities are intended to provide students with an extension of the learning experience beyond the classroom, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between students and faculty and between students and industry, and to impart experience-based credentials to undergraduates seeking to enhance their resume. For ALL majors and interests.

1A: Interested in a Career in Health Professions?

Presenter: Linda Stoddard (CASA)

Location: LSC 308

Description: This session will be an introduction to Health Professions advising at CSU. Students will learn about academic preparation, resources for clinical experiences and how to become involved at CSU.

5E: Finding Your Authentic Purpose

Presenter: Zach Mercurio (Orientation)

Location: LSC 386

Description: Why do you exist? No, this is not a philosophy class; this is life. All of us have been asked the question, “What do you want to do?” This workshop asks a deeper question, “Why?”. In college we’re faced with pressure from family, friends, society, faculty, staff to “be” or “do” something; but rarely are we left with the time or individual empowerment to explore the “why” questions in our lives. This interactive workshop will prompt you to think about your life in a different way and help you uncover how to live and work with authentic purpose and nothing less.

6A: Mapping My Life: Making a Meaningful Story out of My Education

Presenter: Robyn Jeep-Ernst, Amber Paulson (CASA)

Location: LSC 308

Description: You probably could describe your dream life, and even possibly your ideal career. However, visualizing how your education and experiences at college connects to your future can be quite challenging. Our workshop will help you begin to “map” meaningful opportunities in your college experience, and reflect on the connections between your academic experiences and your future goals.