Weekly Update

October 26-30, 2020

10 DAYS Until Spring 2021 Registration Opens

There are 10 days left until registration opens for those with priority registration! Many of our TRIO SSP students have not yet with a TRIO advisor and it is likely that advisor schedules are near full at this time. Schedule your semester appointment as soon as possible!

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 opened for viewing on 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.

Upcoming Events

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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 by Wednesday, October 28: https://forms.gle/skZqpsrK9kRfsZYR8

Lean In Series

Office of Student Engagement hosts:

Listen and Learn

3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27

The Podcast is The Positive Side of Stress, and Science of Self-Control with Kelly McGonigal (Lewis Howes) to be found at https://lewishowes.com/podcast/the-positive-side-of-stress-and-science-of-self-control-with-kelly-mcgonigal-phd/ Listen to the podcast before we meet and be ready to talk about what you found of value!

Link to connect:


Meeting ID: 996 2821 6701
Passcode: 1uQS4D


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!

This Friday from Noon-1 p.m. is the last Dine and Discuss event 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