Weekly Update

February 1, 2021 - February 7, 2021

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TRiO Holds for Spring 2021

Holds have been placed on the accounts of all TRiO students who have not yet met with their TRiO advisor. This hold is not punitive, but simply a reminder to complete your student meeting.


It is our hope that having holds placed earlier in the semester will encourage students to schedule and complete their meeting(s) well in advance of priority registration beginning and open the priority registration opportunity to more TRIO SSP students.


During your meeting we will discuss how classes are going and resources you may need. To maximize our conversation, we would like you to attend your courses at least a couple of times before you have your TRIO semester meeting.


Steps to completing your TRIO semester requirements:


  1. Schedule your semester meeting with TRIO here: https://bit.ly/39nb0kB
  2. Once you schedule your meeting, complete your student needs assessment: https://bit.ly/35tB2ll
  3. Before your meeting takes place, you will need to have your academic advising appointment with your major advisor. Make this appointment ASAP, as many advisor schedules fill up quickly.
  4. Have meeting with TRIO advisor, discuss needs assessment and share recommended classes from your academic advisor for Fall 2021.


****Your Student Needs Assessment and meeting with your major academic advisor should take place BEFORE your TRIO SSP semester meeting****


*Graduating seniors should also be completing a needs assessment and one last semester meeting with TRIO before they graduate*

*If you cannot make a 30-minute meeting work in your schedule, contact your TRIO advisor to discuss completing this meeting via email.

Get Involved and Take Advantage of These Events!

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Experience WMU

Have you checked out Experience WMU's website recently? This is a great way to get involved, learn new things, and make new friends! Be sure to check their page often for new and upcoming events and try attending a few that interest you!

TRiO Sponsored Resources

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. Check in your spam folder if you do not recall receiving a message from tutor.com. If you did not receive an email last semester, please let Nathifa or Candace know.

Need to Print?

The TRiO work center is open! (Sort of.) If you need access to a computer to print documents, you may come to the TRiO work center to do so. But FIRST:


  1. You MUST email Karlee beforehand at karlee.pirrotta@wmich.edu to let her know when you are planning to come and use the computer. This is to ensure someone is at the office to let you in AND to make sure that we are following proper COVID protocols and that their aren't too many people here at once.
  2. You MUST show office staff the green badge on your phone to ensure it is safe for you to be on campus.
  3. You MUST wear a mask.

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