Weekly Update

October 19-23, 2020

2 Weeks Until Spring 2021 Registration

Nathifa and Candace are now available to complete your TRIO Advisor meeting for Fall 2020. You can meet with either advisor for this semester's meeting.

We will be utilizing Microsoft Bookings to schedule these meetings. See the below video on how to utilize the Bookings system and connect to your meeting during your scheduled time with Microsoft teams. ***These meetings are VIRTUAL***

There are two things that need to be done BEFORE your meeting with TRIO SSP:

  • A meeting (via appointment or email) with your academic advisor to have your Spring 2021 courses prepared or verified
  • A Student Needs Assessment has been completed at least 48 hours before your semester meeting

**If these two criteria are not met before your meeting, we will need to cancel your appointment. You will be responsible for rescheduling a new meeting time.**

ALL TRIO SSP students will need to complete a semester meeting, including students who were admitted to the program Fall 2020. Failure to meet with a TRIO advisor for this meeting will result in a Academic Hold on your WMU account.

Once you are ready, book your appointment here: wmich.edu/triostudentsuccess/advising

If you are struggling to find an appointment time that works with your schedule, please contact Candace or Nathifa to troubleshoot.

Courses will open for viewing this Wednesday, October 21.

Those with priority registration will begin registering on Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 a.m.

TRIO Booking Tutorial

Last day to withdraw from a course is November 2

If you are considering withdrawing from a course please reach out to Candace or Nathifa before you do so. There are several things that need to be considered when withdrawing from a course and this decision should not be made lightly.


TRIO SSP is partnering with Tutoring.com to offer TRIO students 24/7 virtual tutoring. Tutors with Tutor.com are individuals with Masters or Ph.D level education in all sorts of subject matter. Every session is one-to-one and personalized to your subject and your question.

All registered TRIO SSP students should have received an email from Tutor.com to inform them how to register/login to the site last week. Check in your spam folder if you do not recall receiving a message from tutor.com. If you did not receive an email last week, please let Nathifa or Candace know.

Foundations in Personal Finance

Students looking to amp up their knowledge in financial literacy, how to save, and budgeting can register to participate in TRIO SSP's Foundations in Personal Finance course developed by Dave Ramsey. Who is Dave Ramsey you might ask? Find out more about his story here: https://bit.ly/34RWXkP

To register for the Foundations in Personal Finance course:

  1. Go to https://www.foundationsdigital.com/app/#/login/
  2. Create an account using your WMU email
  3. Use b86fb1 as your class/voucher/access code
  4. Hit Create an Account then Return to Sign-In
  5. Put in your new log-in information and hit Let's Go
  6. Click on Fall 2020 Foundations in Personal Finance course
  7. Start with Chapter 1 and work your way through!

For the next 2 Fridays (10/23, 10/30) from Noon-1 p.m. Candace will be hosting a Dine and Discuss series for students participating in the Foundations in Personal Finance course. These events are not mandatory of participants, but attendance is encouraged. We will use this hour to process what you are learning, assist you in creating plans to start your financial freedom journey, and talk all things financial wellbeing!

To join the Dine and Discuss:

Meeting link:https://wmich.webex.com/wmich/j.php?MTID=m9f376cf7462e5eda86b67ce4734e8ac1

Meeting number:120 372 3856


Join by video system:

Dial 1203723856@wmich.webex.com

You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone:

+1-312-535-8110 United States Toll (Chicago)

Access code: 120 372 3856

Upcoming Events

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TRiO Movie Night

Join us virtually for a spooky good time!

Invisible Man

7:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 23

To RSVP: https://forms.gle/b3MeFfkWRcuzYToB9

To connect to this event:


Password: m0viE

If you have issues connecting, email Joelle at joelle.j.sanders@wmich.edu

TRiO Fall Fest

Friday, Oct. 30th, 4-6pm

Goldsworth Valley Pond, Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Kalamazoo, MI

Before it gets too chilly, join us outside for pumpkin painting, cider, donuts, and fun!

To help us gauge supplies, please RSVP to the event here: https://forms.gle/skZqpsrK9kRfsZYR8