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How to College: Exploring Tools for 1st Year Student Success

Exploring Success Skills & Tools for First Year Students


The Commons : 232B

Date & Time

September 28, 2022, 6:00 pm7:30 pm


Transitioning into college is not always easy… especially if you are first in your family to attend, if you are a part of a marginalized community, or if you regularly find yourself with more questions than answers. Don’t worry, we are here to help!

Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging (i3b) has partnered with the Academic Success Center to bring you three sessions that focus on helping you develop the skills and tools you need to experience first year success! Sessions will take place from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Not only will we explore academic success skills and principles, we will also explore tools for navigating issues of discrimination, bias and microaggressions within academic spaces, and focus on the many ways our identities are assets within the college environment.

9/28: Exploring Success Skills and Tools for First Year & Transitioning Students - This session will explore university resources, key skills for first year transition success, and will connect you with upper-class students who will share their own stories and recommendations for first year success.

10/5: Knowing What to Expect and How to Navigate Identity-Based Challenges- This session will explore issues of bias, discrimination, and microaggressions and how they show up in university spaces. Students will leave with tools and skills to help them navigate identity-based challenges during the academic transition.

10/12: Bringing YOU into the Classroom - Have you heard of Cultural Wealth? Do you know that your identities are assets in university spaces? This session will explore how you bring Cultural Wealth into the classroom and introduce you to returning students who have learned howto advocate for themselves and be authentic in classroom spaces despite sometimes being the only one who shares their identity.

Our i3b staff strives to create the most inclusive environment possible. If you need to request a disability-based accommodation or have any questions, contact us at i3b@umbc.edu. For our uploaded event recordings, attendee lists, works cited, and other materials, please check out our Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion and Belonging (i3b) Events Drive. Materials will be available in this Box Drive within one business week after the event unless otherwise specified.