Leadership Opportunity: Be a Welcome Week Leader!
Because... you can make a difference in the lives of first-year students. Volunteer your time leading a group of new first-year students from the Class of 2016 in their transition to college. Develop yourself as a leader through this valuable experience. Take advantage of this opportunity to make some amazing friendships, get free food and shirts. Apply online!
Stress getting to you? There are plenty of Student Mental Health Resources out there for you!
As the semester draws to a close completing class assignments, preparing for finals, and the pending holidays can produce stress for many students. Click here for information about campus resources that can assist you with managing stress or addressing other mental health issues that you or your fellow students may experience.
Need one extra credit to be a "full-time student"? Check out PubH 1003: Alcohol & College Life (ACL)
PubH 1003 is a one credit, online course -- that means no lectures, no classrooms, and no textbooks. Alcohol & College Life will help you learn how to party smart and survive in an alcohol-saturated environment, even if you don't drink. Not only can ACL help you understand the effects of alcohol and drugs, the course also offers tips on social life and academics.
Need money for school? Check out Scholarships & Financial Aid!
Win a scholarship over winter break
$30,000 in scholarships are up for grabs until December 28th! Just answer the question, what are you driven to discover? Make a video, no more than 30 seconds long. It doesn't have to be fancy or Hollywood quality. Just be original. Submit at discover.umn.edu. 16 scholarships will be awarded based on the number of "Likes" videos receive on the U's official Facebook page when they're posted for voting January 3-17. Questions about the contest? Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Aid Alert
Be among the first to submit the 2012-2013 Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online beginning January 1, 2012. You must submit a new FAFSA every year to be considered for financial aid in the upcoming year. If you have submitted a FAFSA in previous years, the application will automatically fill in much of the required text, including tax records; you will only be required to update or add any new required information. For complete information, go to the One Stop Financial aid web page.