Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sign up now!! TAPS

Planting the Seeds for a Successful Transition
Transfer Academic Planning Seminar (TAPS)-Students can sign up now!! 
GEP 300.01: Tuesday (Hybrid) 1:15-2:15 pm
(CRN 3854)
GEP 300.02: Wednesday 10:45-11:45 am
(CRN 3855)

Both sections meet in the Transfer/Retention Center, Cooper Hall C7.  If you have questions, please contact Erin Rickman, TYE Coordinator at

Monday, April 25, 2011

Student Orientation Advisement and Registration (SOAR)

The first SOAR session for new transfers attending the College this fall will be held on May 7th

The College at Brockport offers Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR) programs designed especially for new transfer students and for students accepted for readmission who are returning to Brockport after an absence of one or more semesters. The purpose of the SOAR program is to give you the best introduction we can to the policies, programs, facilities and services available to assist you in your transition to Brockport, and most important, to help you select your courses for your first semester.
 During the SOAR program, you'll:
  • receive comprehensive personalized academic advisement from faculty members in your field of interest.
  • register for your first semester classes.
  • receive information on topics such as financial aid, intercollegiate athletics, clubs and organizations, career services, student employment, campus safety, and support services.
  • have an opportunity for members of your family to talk with faculty and staff.
  • get to know and feel comfortable with The College at Brockport campus.
Transfers are strongly encouraged to attend a SOAR program. For a few of you, other commitments may make a trip to Brockport impossible.  We will hold a new student registration/orientation program on the Friday before each semester (August 26, 2011 for fall 2011).  Delaying until then means a few lines and more limited course availability, but it's workable, and we will give you the same assistance and guidance in selecting your course schedule. This final registration program is designed primarily to meet the needs of late admits.

To sign up for SOAR: Enter The College at Brockport’s homepage at  In the top right corner of the page, click on the "Quick Links" drop-down menu, then the Web Banner link and follow the instructions on how to log in. Once logged in, select the Student Services link, then Admissions, then select Transfer SOAR Reservation.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Want to get involved on campus?

**Calling all transfers interested in becoming a Transfer Peer Mentor**

Stopy by the transfer/retention center in C5/C7 Cooper Hall to pick up your application.   If you have any questions email Erin Rickman, TYE Coordinator at  Applications are due April 1st and interviews will be scheduled the following week.

This is an excellent opportunity to experience a leadership role on campus, help new transfer students, and build your resume! 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Transfer/Retention Center

**Now Open**
The Transfer/Retention Center
C5/C7 Cooper Hall

The center opened its doors on February 7. Students have been using the center’s computer lab, meeting with our math tutors and licensed mental health counselor (see hours below), using the space for council meetings and trainings, and a quiet retreat to study and complete homework. The center is open to all students including but not limited to former SSSP students and transfers, 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Math tutors are available for pre-calculus, business calculus, algebra, and math statistics. Walk-ins are welcome or students may make an appointment:
Mondays- 9 to 10 am & 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Tuesdays- 9 am to 1 pm
Wednesdays- 9 to 10 am & 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Thursdays- 9 am to 1 pm
Fridays- 9 am to 10 am

Sharon Belle-Render, MSed., LMHC is available for counseling sessions. Walk-ins are welcome or students may make an appointment:
Mondays- 9 am to noon
Wednesdays- 9 am to noon
Fridays- 1 to 5 pm

**Save the Date**
Grand Opening Reception (C5/C7 Cooper Hall): March 31, 3 to 5 pm

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Adventures in Retention

The Office of Student Retention is embarking on a new adventure: BLOGGING!  We recently created The Office of Student Retention Blog with the intention of distributing information on all things retention.  At any given time there will be meeting announcements, news articles, hints for success, and updates shared. 

We look forward to providing you with a myriad of information.  If you have any questions and/or suggestions, we welcome your comments.  Be sure to visit often: