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Transition Support Programming

Transition Support addresses the shift from high school to university. Popular ongoing Transition Support programs at the University include UWindsor Welcome Week, Head Start Orientation, and Winter Orientation.

Transition Support Programming at the University of Windsor is offered by the Student Success Centre. It provides opportunities for students to meet their peers, learn more about the services offered to them on campus, and ultimately feel connected with the greater campus community. Orientation programming, in particular, is an excellent means of reducing the student stress and anxiety occasioned by adjusting to the University environment.

What is the basis for Transition Support programs at UWindsor?

Transition Support programs are created based on literature and the direct input of senior student leaders.

Transition programming has its roots in Student Development Theory and can be crucial to student retention. The existing literature confirms that students who do not feel a sense of belonging within the campus culture are far less likely to consider pursuing their studies at university. Transition programming bridges that gap for UWindsor students.

Transition Support uses of a number of student-led committees to ensure its programming is tailored to the needs of the current student body. This practice ensures that Transition Support programming remains relevant while also developing student leader voices.

How can my students get involved in Transition Support Programming?

The Student Success Centre promotes student transition through leadership opportunities. Students who are looking to make friends, engage in leadership experiences, and build positive memories are encouraged to reach out to applytolead@uwindsor.ca for more information. The Centre offers a large variety of volunteer positions through Lead, which support a number of campus partners. It also offers volunteer opportunities within major Transition Support events like Head Start and UWindsor Welcome Week.

Where can I find further information regarding Transition Support Programming?

Throughout the year, the Student Success Centre team continually updates the Student Success Centre website with up-to-date programming information.

Transition Support is located in the Student Success Centre, Dillon Hall 111.

Your contact for Transition Support is Amber Norman, Student Development Specialist – Volunteer/Leadership Development.

You can reach her at Extension 3462 or anorman@uwindsor.ca.

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