Thursday, May 26, 2016

Orientation for new and continuing students

TRIO orientation sessions are geared toward new students, but continuing TRIO participants needing a refresher course on the services offered at TRIO and what is expected of them as TRIO members are also welcome to attend. TRIO makes an array of services available to its members each year, including several valuable scholarships. So if you're unsure about how to best use these services--or go about getting a TRIO scholarship-- sign up online for one of the following orientation sessions.

Tuesday 5/24/16 - 1:00 -3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 6/1/16 - 1:00 -3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 6/8/16 - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Tuesday 6/14/16 - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

See you there!!

Scholarship Opportunity: Must Apply by Aug. 1, 2016

DotComLawyerMarketing is a premier, and award winning, lawyer marketing agency. It is offering several scholarship initiatives designed to help college students pay for their education.
DotComLawyerMarketing believes that giving back to society is crucial, and important and it begins, with helping students eliminate overwhelming, and crushing debt.
Below are the specifics
  • The scholarship will be awarded on 8/15/2016
  • The scholarship is renewable
  • The deadline to apply is 8/1/2016
  • The scholarship is for $2500.00
  • There is NO application fee
Each application must include
  • an unofficial transcript, with a minimum of 3.2 GPA
  • essay, discussing how you will use the scholarship proceeds
The scholarship can be used for any educated related expense. We will not verify how the money is used. For details visit

Biology Walk-in Advising

Summer 2016
May 20 thru August 5

BBH 358D

Mondays: 10:00 a.m. - noon
Wednesdays: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Fridays: Noon – 2 p.m.

Some sessions may be cancelled due to travel plans. Notices of cancellations will be posted.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Answers to your questions about disability benefits

Get your questions about disability benefits answered by attending a live Facebook Q & A about disability benefits on Thursday, June 9 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sign up for the event at

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Summer 2016 TAP Prep for Education Majors

TRIO is offering weekly TAP Math sessions from Monday, May 23, 2016 to Thursday, July 14, 2016. The sessions will provide you with hands–on practice to help you prepare for this crucial test. You must attend Session I or Session II on both days.

All sessions include:
--A pre- and post assessment
--Handouts and weekly homework assignments
--Practice tests

Sessions days and times:
Math: Session I
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
Session II
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

All sessions will be held by TRIO’s main office LIB 412. For more information contact our main office at

“The TRIO workshops provided me with helpful handouts, materials, and instruction. They made a big difference, compared to when I was studying on my own, because I was able to ask questions instead of having to figure out everything on my own.” – Jun—Passed TAP, Fall 2015

To request disability accommodations please contact Student Disability Services at (773) 442-4595 or at least 48 hours in advance
TRIO is funded by the US Department of Education

All sessions are FREE.

TRIO Tutoring Begins Monday, May 23

TRIO is offering tutoring for the summer semester beginning on May 23. To be eligible, you must complete your Student Success Plan, which can be done online at

Tutoring and mentoring requests can also be completed online at

If you need a little extra support, this is a great opportunity. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

One Stop Enrollment Express on May 17

Dear Students,

Mark your calendars for the popular “One Stop Enrollment Express,” an event designed to help you quickly and easily take care of your summer and fall enrollment needs in one place. Drop in at your convenience.
One Stop Enrollment ExpressTuesday, May 17
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Alumni Hall, Student Union, Main Campus
Representatives from the following areas will be available:
  • Admissions
  • Advising
  • Financial Aid
  • Registration
  • Scholarships
  • Student Employment
  • Students Payment Services
  • The Learning Support Center
  • University Technology Services
During the event, you will be able to:
  • Register for summer and fall classes
  • Obtain information about major declaration
  • Get help with the FAFSA, and ask questions about financial aid
  • Apply for a scholarship or a student employment position
  • Speak with a general academic advisor
  • Set up a payment plan to pay off a balance
  • Visit the model unit in our new student housing building
You may RSVP to let us know you’ll be attending, although this is not required.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Posted on behalf of Janice Harring-Hendon, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services, by Toula Wellbrook, Director of Communication for Academic Affairs.