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TRIO Resource Room (FH L108)

Come stop by the TRIO resource room - we have three computers/printers (check your emails, print a paper before class,get some work done) or just chill out with other TRIO students and staff.  Come Join us!  Might be treats in the freezer!  

Summer Class (2014):  Summer Bridge

If you are new to the college experience, it can seem a little overwhelming and full of doubt.  This summer, our TRIO Program would like to provide you with a �bridge� to the college experience.

Take a summer class with TRIO (tuition-free)

Enroll in POL 101-02 Introduction to American Government and Politics for 3 credits at Metropolitan State University

Click here to enroll

2014-15 Class: STARTright Learning Community 

If YOU are�
� new to Metropolitan State University
� new to the college experience (or have limited college credits)
� nervous and excited about being in college
� dedicated to a four-year college degree
� ready to make college one of your priorities

Then welcome to the STARTright Learning Community�

�a community designed to provide a block of courses and college support to ensure your college success.

You already made your first big decision�. going to college!  Now make the commitment to STARTright, and you will be on your way toward graduating with a four-year college degree.  CLICK HERE for FLYER.

You will be part of a group of students taking a specified block of courses taught by learning community faculty (Courses are subject to change):

FALL 2014
Sample Block Schedule

METR-101    1:00 � 4:00   Tues     (3 cr)
INFS-115      1:00 � 4:20   Thurs    (2 cr)
SSCI-100      9:00-11:30   Thurs    (3 cr)
Students work with advisors to select  additional 5-8 credits

Sample Block Schedule

COMM-103 Public Speaking                              (3 cr)
GNDR-270 Gender, Race and Popular Culture  (3 cr)
Students work with advisors to select  additional 6-9 credits

Application for STARTright Learning Community 

(CHECK D2L "TRIO workshop" for specific dates, times and locations)

TRiO: Student Support Services offers a variety of conferences, workshops and events for our student�s academic, professional and personal success.

  • TRIO open house or orientation

  • Cultural/Social events (tickets to plays, museum, game night, bowling, ice skating, movie night)

  • 'On-Course' college success mini workshop series

  • Financial Literacy (financial management, planning, loan management)

  • Student Leadership Conferences

  • FAFSA and Scholarship workshops 

CHECK D2L "TRIO workshop" for specific dates, times and locations

 Class: Global Experience - COMM-333A - Spring 2016

TRiO: Student Support Services collaborates with different academic departments to coordinate short-term global experiences.  There is an increased need for college-aged students to have an international �global� experience.  Metropolitan State University has embraced the value of student receiving global experiences and needs to find effective ways to create these educational opportunities to our students.

2016 Spring - COMM-333A (Belfast Northern Ireland)
(moved to 2016 Spring Semester)

  • The College of Arts and Sciences and Communications, Writing & Arts in connection with TRIO: Student Support Services has created an opportunity for students, especially those who come from limited-income backgrounds, to gain a short-term global experience built into an Intercultural Communications course.  Semester long course includes a short-term global experience to Northern Ireland (Belfast) on during spring break  2016 with additional course fees for travel. 
  •  In order to register for the course, student must complete the Application for Course Enrollment Form and have an interview.  Check back in October 2015 for application/information

Past Global Experiences:

Spring 2012 � Comparative Criminal Justice
School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (coordinating faculty Dr. Susan Hilal).
Location: London, England and Paris, France.

Spring 2011 � Topics in European History and Literature � a global perspective. Department of History/Communication, Writing and Arts (coordinating faculty Dr. Jeanne Grant and Dr. Danielle Hinrichs). Location: Prague, Czech Republic.

Spring 2010 � Topics in European History-a global perspective. Department of History (coordinating faculty Dr. Jeanne Grant). Location: Budapest, Hungary. 17 students.

More information: Andrew Cseter, Director of TRiO Programs

Student Support Services is one of three TRiO programs at Metropolitan State University.

TRiO is a federally-funded program through the U.S. Department of Education. Certain eligibility requirements and criteria are required to participate.

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