Young woman before banner reading "Thrive at UWindsor"The Thrive re-orientation program offers support to upper-year students transitioning back to campus after studying remotely for the past year.

Re-orientation program gives students opportunity to thrive

The Student Success and Leadership Centre is offering a new re-orientation program for upper-year students, known as Thrive.

Thrive is designed to support second-year students as they begin to transition back to campus after studying remotely for the past year, with a focus on providing the upper-year students with the tools and resources they need to be successful in university.

“Last year, many of our students had a very untraditional first-year experience,” says Tracy Beemer, who is leading the charge on the re-orientation program. “After surveying those first-year students at the end of the Winter term, we noticed that there were some common themes around concerns students had about the Fall term. We took this student feedback and developed Thrive.”

The Thrive website allows students access to campus resources and services, wellness modules, special events, and campus tours designed specifically for upper-year students. It is also designed in a way that will allow students to choose their level of engagement.

“Students are in need of ways to get connected with campus now more than ever,” says Rebecca Burkoski, student development specialist in the Student Success and Leadership Centre. “It's so important that we provide those opportunities to our students, both new and returning.”

Although Thrive is geared towards second-year students, any upper-year student is welcome to take part in the program.

For more information, visit: Questions about Thrive can be directed to Beemer at

—Sarah Hébert