Getting to Year 2 @ CSU: Preparing Students for their Second College Year

Getting to Year 2 @ CSU is a semester-long, campus-wide program with events designed for first-year students in their second semester. By engaging with Getting to Year 2 @ CSU initiatives, first-year students can get information they need to successfully transition into their second year at CSU! While we may not know exactly what the second-year experience will look like, we want to connect students with opportunities and resources that will help them be successful. Students will be able to learn about resources for housing, academic success, involvement, building community, career readiness, and more.
Below is a full list of Getting to Year 2 @ CSU programs and initiatives: 

Virtual Workshops

Students can access Zoom links and registration information Getting to Year 2 @ CSU newsletters, as well as on the website.
  • Education Abroad Opportunities, presented by Education Abroad
      • Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm, MST
      • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:00pm, MST
  • Peace Corps Workshop, presented by Peace Corps
      • Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm, MST
  • Signing a Lease /Looking for Off-Campus Housing, presented by Off-Campus Life & Student Legal Services
      • Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:00pm, MST
  • How to Build a Budget, presented by Canvas Credit Union and CSU Alumni Association
      • Tuesday, March 23 | 11:00am – 12:00pm, MST

SLiCE Virtual Spring Involvement Expo

Colorado State University’s virtual Spring 2021 Involvement Expo is an opportunity for students to get involved on campus. Adding more areas of engagement, the Involvement Expo will be presented on Flipgrid, RamLink, and Instagram Takeover leveraging both synchronous and asynchronous options to reach a variety of students. By connecting with Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and University departments, students can leave their mark at CSU through student organization and discover the services offered to them. The Involvement Expo is a great way to think big, get involved, and Do Something CSU. 
  • FLIPGRID | January 25 – February 8 | Asynchronous
      • Students can view over 100 welcoming messages from CSU RSOs and University departments by logging onto com/csuexpoduring the dates above, connect with the RAMily, and discover many of the opportunities available to them. If students need support accessing Flipgrid – review the Involvement Expo Instructional Guide. *CSU eID required to view the Involvement Expo. Flipgrid is accessible via web browser (mobile + desktop) or the Flipgrid app.

Virtual Housing Fair

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | 10:00am – 4:00pm, MST

The Housing Fair brings together property management companies, landlords, realtors, other community resources, and Colorado State University offices to inform students about their housing options and how to successfully live off campus. In turn, it provides vendors with an excellent opportunity to tell students about their services! To access the event, students can go to  rentalsearch.colostate.edu

Virtual Career Fair

Tuesday, February 9 – Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 11:30am – 3:30pm, MST

Students can connect with companies & organizations to discuss full-time, part-time, internship, seasonal, and volunteer positions. More event details here.

Additional campus programs and resources to help support students: 

Spring U-Turn- Thursday, March 4, 2021, 10:00am – 4:00pm, MST

CSU recognizes that there are a number of factors that can impact a student’s academic performance. For students to learn what is impacting their performance, they can drop in to the U-Turn event. At this event, students can learn how to make a successful academic “u-turn”, as well as receive referrals to the best possible resources available on campus.

TILT Academic Workshops: These workshops are designed with unique traits and challenges of students in mind! Students can attend a workshop to learn more about ways to enhance their learning. For more information, learn more here.

SLiCE Involvement Advising: Taking part in an involvement advising session allows students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with an advisor to help students learn about how their areas of interest may relate to opportunities on and off campus. Students can sign up here.

For more information on Getting to Year 2 @ CSU or more details, visit our website or contact Courtney Conrad at courtney.conrad@colostate.edu.
Sincerely,
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