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Welcome New Students!

New Student Orientations are well underway, and we are so excited to meet all of you joining us in University Studies! To stay up to date on events, get registration tips and deadline reminders, and learn more about your peers in UST be sure to subscribe to our posts (see right column). Parents who want to stay informed of what’s happening can subscribe, too.

Also, while you’re in our lobby waiting for your advising meeting or have finished, take a photo in our beach-themed photo booth, post the pic to instagram, and tag us (@ust_at_ud) for a chance to win a prize!Want to learn more about your UST advisor? Check out our Meet the Staff page.

There’s also some great major decision-making resources on our website if you want to do some exploring this summer.

And be sure to mark your calendars for Major Mania, which is happening from 2-4 PM on Friday, October 18 (Parents and Family Weekend).

Finals Week: Drop-in tutoring, study spaces, advising

We want to wish you well on your finals this week!

If you’d like to utilize OAE’s free drop-in tutoring, here is this week’s drop-in schedule. It is located at 148-150 S College Ave (the same building we’re in).

Did you know you can use the tutoring space for individual studying outside of tutoring hours? Check in at the front desk like you would for tutoring. The space is available this week and next from around 8 AM-11 AM on Thurs, Fri, Tues, and Wed and from around 2 PM-5 PM Friday.

If you have any concerns you would like to discuss with a UST advisor before leaving for summer break, we have our regular drop-in hours all this week and next. You can also schedule an appointment with your advisor through BHSC. We will be available for appointments and via email during the summer as well.

ICYMI: Study Strategies for Final Exams

In case you missed it, last week UDaily had an article filled with great study strategies from the Office of Academic Enrichment. Click here to read it!

Best of luck (and hard work!) on your exams!


End of Semester Contest: Ice Cream!

Match the UST advisor with their favorite flavor of ice cream for a chance to win some free UDairy ice cream!

Submit your entry by messaging us on instagram or emailing Whoever guesses the most correct will win! Contest ends Monday, May 20. Winner will be contacted Tuesday, May 21.

Want to know more about the UST advisors? Check out our Meet the Staff page.

Student Spotlight: Sarah Blum

Sarah is a sophomore honors student majoring in Cognitive Science with a Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology Specialization and minoring in Psychology and Disability Studies. She is one of our peer liaisons and an active member of NSSLHA (the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association). She also works on south campus in STAR tower as a research assistant in the SLAM lab, which studies child language acquisition, and as a substitute gallery attendant on campus on the weekends when she has the time.

Tell us about an experiential learning experience you’ve had while at UD.

I work as a research assistant for course credit, so I would definitely consider that an experiential learning experience. I get to work closely with individuals such as my PI, Giovanna Morini, who know a lot about some of the disciplines I hope to continue studying. She and others have given me great foundational knowledge in research areas I am interested in, as well as some experience in the field of communication disorders.

What advice do you have for new or prospective UST students?

Make use of your advisor! I didn’t know about a lot of majors that I considered before I consulted with my advisor. With her help and the guidance of other students, I was really able to narrow out my search.

What do you know now that you wish you had known when you first started at UD?

The truth is that, even though a lot of people will say they do, nobody knows exactly what they want to do for the rest of their life when they start college. I felt super pressured to know what I wanted to major in as soon as I started my freshman year, and I was so worried that I was going to be behind other people. Now I’m actually ahead of some of the people who declared their majors early on, and some of the people I know who were certain they had it all figured out have switched majors numerous times since they started college. Take a deep breath—you have time!

What’s one resource you think UST students should utilize more?

Their Peer Liaisons! I feel like some students may be afraid to reach out to us, but we really are here to help! I love when I get an email from a student and I can give them advice. Don’t hesitate. 🙂

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