First-Year Experience

Announcement    Thursday, April 28, 2022
Registration is now open for faculty interested in facilitating a GCReads micro seminar this fall. GCReads is our common reading experience for incoming first-year students. Students will select one of 10 essays to discuss during a 75 minute micro seminar on Friday August 12th during their Weekend of Welcome. Faculty consistently rate the experience as “excellent” or “good” and students describe GCReads as a “good introduction to college.”  We are inviting all faculty, to consider...
Announcement    Tuesday, March 29, 2022
The Bridge Scholars Program is hiring Academic Success Coaches for their Summer 2022 Program. Training: 6/22 - 6/24; 9am - 4pm Academic Coaching Hours: 7pm - 10pm; Sun. - Thurs.; 6/26 - 7/20 (no sessions on 7/3 or 7/4) Pay Rate: $11/hr Academic Success Coaches support Bridge Scholars with: establishing and maintaining daily schedules and routines developing strategies for breaking down projects into achievable tasks creating organizational management systems identifying areas of...
Announcement    Monday, February 7, 2022
Call for GC 1010 Instructors for The Bridge Scholars Program This is an open call for applications to teach a one-credit student success course in the GC Bridge Scholars Program. About the Bridge Scholars Program: The Bridge Scholars Program (BSP) is a yearlong Residential Learning Community which gives first-year students a head start on college through a special program designed to help them make a successful transition from high school to campus. During the summer program, BSP students...
Announcement    Thursday, October 7, 2021
The Learning Center and the Office of the First-Year Experience are presenting a series of Academic Success Workshops from October 13th through October 19th. Topics include: Critical Reading for STEM courses, Note-Taking Skills, Time Management Skills, and Test Preparation. If your midterm grades aren't where you want them to be, or you'd just like some help achieving your academic goals we encourage you to attend a workshop. These student-run workshops are fun and engaging. They will...
Announcement    Thursday, October 7, 2021
The First-Year Guide (FYG) student peer mentors out of the Office of the First-Year Experience are excited to partner with the Academic Advising Center in the Help Hub this registration season! FYGs will be available in the Help Hub Monday-Friday 8am-5pm until registration week alongside advisors to help answer your registration questions. The Help Hub is located in the Advising Center on the 2nd floor of Lanier Hall, room 206, or you can drop in virtually at https://gcsu.zoom.us/my/gcadvising ...
Announcement    Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Registration is now open for faculty interested in facilitating a GCReads micro seminar this fall. GCReads is our common reading experience for incoming first-year students. The 2021 GCReads theme is Reflecting on Civility. Students will select one of 10 essays to discuss during a 75 minute micro seminar on Friday August 13th during their Weekend of Welcome. Faculty consistently rate the experience as “excellent” or “good” and students describe GCReads as a “good introduction to college.” ...
Announcement    Monday, May 17, 2021
Registration is now open for faculty interested in facilitating a GCReads micro seminar this fall. GCReads is our common reading experience for incoming first-year students. The 2021 GCReads theme is Reflecting on Civility. Students will select one of 10 essays to discuss during a 75 minute micro seminar on Friday August 13th during their Weekend of Welcome. Faculty consistently rate the experience as “excellent” or “good” and students describe GCReads as a “good introduction to college.” ...