The three sessions listed below provide an important opportunity for you to reflect and dialogue with your peers on critical areas of first-year experience. Attendance and short reflections are required; attendance will be taken. Students enrolled in FYE101 are excused from the check-ins.
Check In #1: Living in Community
Description: During orientation, you engaged in a session entitled “Building Community through Diversity and Inclusion.” In this follow up session, first-year students will engage in conversation about identity, inclusion, and communication across difference. Students will identify their own biases, discuss challenges to living in community, and practice tools for navigating assumptions.
Sessions will take place between September 18- October 8. RAs will provide time, date, and location of the sessions to first year students. You are expected to attend the session scheduled by your RA unless you have a university-approved conflict (class, employment, or athletic obligation) at the time your RA is holding the check-in. In the case of a university-approved conflict, it is your responsibility to attend a session with an alternate group at a different time.
Check In #2: Academic Success
During this check-in, you will discuss behaviors that contribute to academic success, and reflect on what you see as your strengths and challenges. You will consider and discuss how to make the remaining weeks of your first semester as successful as possible. This will include a review of academic support resources at WFU, and your responsibility for the upcoming advising period. You will submit a short reflection upon the completion of this session.
First-year students must attend one session, preferably with your advising group. Your SA should have informed you during Orientation of which session your advising group will be attending.These sessions will take place September 25 or September 28 from 4-6 PM in Benson 401. You are required to attend one of the two fairs with your Student Adviser.
If you have a university-approved conflict (a class or lab, a university required NCAA athletic event, or a job), it is your responsibility to attend an alternate session. Please speak with your SA or Shane Weimer (firstname.lastname@example.org, 336-758-3320) about the need to attend an alternate session.
Check In #3: Wellbeing
October 8 – October 19: Becoming an Active Bystander. Your RA will be responsible for selecting the topic, date and time of your session. You are expected to attend the session scheduled by your RA unless you have a university approved conflict (class, employment, or athletic practice or game obligation) at the time your RA is holding the check-in. In the case of a university-approved conflict, it is your responsibility to attend a session with an alternate group at a different time. RAs will be assisting their residents with signing up for alternate sessions.