Events and Activities

  • A group of peer mentors gathering around a table during a meeting.

    Professional development

    Staff members take advantage of various opportunities around campus for professional development.

  • Four peer mentors sitting around the table during a workshop.

    Team-building and staff bonding

    Peer mentors and group leaders learn new skills and approaches while developing their relationships with one another.

  • Student employees sitting in a circle for a group activity.

    Facilitation skills development opportunities

    Program staff take turns facilitating various training programs and staff development activities.

Fall 2018 one-time events and activities

University-wide peer mentor training conference

Dates: Monday, Aug. 20 and Tuesday, Aug. 21
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: second floor, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all new peer mentors and group leaders.

MI GEAR UP Back-to-School Bash

Dates: Wednesday, Sept. 5
Time: 5 to 8 p.m.
Location: Multicultural Center, Trimpe Building
This is a great opportunity for program peer mentors and group leaders to meet or reconnect with returning GEAR UP participants. Dinner will be provided.

Fall kickoff

Date: Saturday, Sept. 8
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all program staff.

Staff meeting 1

Date: Saturday, Oct. 13
Time: 9 a.m. to noon 
Location: Multipurpose Room, Ellsworth Hall
Mandatory for all program staff.

Staff meeting 2

Date: Saturday, Nov. 17
Time: 9 a.m. to noon 
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all program staff.

Fall 2018 RECURRING EVENTS

CAMP Weekly Study Tables

Days and Times: Mondays and Tuesdays, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.;  Wednesdays, 4 to 6 p.m.; Thursdays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Location: DMA Multipurpose Room, Ellsworth Hall
Description: Open study hours for all CAMP participants. Please register here before attending your first session. Mentoring for Success Program peer mentors or group leaders will be available to provide tutoring and answer questions. Snacks will be provided. At the end of the semester, a $50 WMU Bookstore gift card will be awarded to the participant with the highest attendance.

MLK Academy and MI GEAR UP Study Tables

Date: every Monday from Monday, Sept. 24 to Monday, Dec. 3
Time: noon to 2 p.m.
Location: DMA Multipurpose Room, Ellsworth Hall
Description: Open study hours for all MLK Academy and MI GEAR UP participants. Please register here before attending your first session. Mentoring for Success Program peer mentors and group leaders will be available to provide tutoring and answer questions. Snacks will be provided. At the end of the semester, a $50 WMU Bookstore gift card will be awarded to the participant with the highest attendance.

DSS Monday Study Tables

Dates: every Monday from Monday, Sept. 10 to Monday, Dec. 3
Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: Room 212, Bernhard Center (except Monday, Sept. 10, Monday, Sept. 24, and Monday, Oct. 22 in the first floor lounge; Monday, Oct. 8 in Room 213)
Description: Open study hours for all students registered with DSS. Please register here before attending your first session. Mentoring for Success Program peer mentors or group leaders will be available to provide tutoring and answer questions. At the end of the semester, a $50 WMU Bookstore gift card will be awarded to the participant with the highest attendance. Here is the Bernhard Center floor plan.

DSS Thursday Study Tables

Dates: every Thursday from Thursday, Sept. 13 to Thursday, Dec. 6 (no meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18 and Thursday, Nov. 22)
Time: 3 to 5 p.m.
Location: Room 211, Bernhard Center (except Thursday, Sept. 13 and Thursday, Nov. 1 in the first floor lounge; Thursday, Sept. 20 and Thursday, Sept. 27 in Room 204)
Description: Open study hours for all students registered with DSS. Please register here before attending your first session. Mentoring for Success Program peer mentors or group leaders will be available to provide tutoring and answer questions. At the end of the semester, a $50 WMU Bookstore gift card will be awarded to the participant with the highest attendance. Here is the Bernhard Center floor plan.

Mentoring for Success Program Study Tables

Date: every Wednesday from Wednesday, Sept. 12 to Wednesday, Dec. 5 (no meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17 and Wednesday, Nov. 21)
Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Locations:
Wednesday, Sept. 12 and 19 in Our Space, Trimpe Building
Wednesday, Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, and Nov. 28 in Room 107, Bernhard Center
Wednesday, Oct. 10 and Dec. 5 in Faculty Lounge (second floor), Bernhard Center
Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Faculty Dining Room (first floor), Bernhard Center
Wednesday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 14 in Room 106, Bernhard Center
Description: Open study hours for all CAMP, MLK Academy, and MI GEAR UP participants. Also open to students affiliated with ODI, Kalamazoo Promise, Disability Services for Students, and LBGT Student Services who meet the eligibility requirements. Please register here before attending your first session. Mentoring for Success Program peer mentors or group leaders will be available to provide tutoring and answer questions. At the end of the semester, a $50 WMU Bookstore gift card will be awarded to the participant with the highest attendance. Here is the Bernhard Center floor plan.

Spring 2019 one-time events and activities

Spring kickoff

Date: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all program staff.

DMA student employee development event

Date: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Mandatory for all DMA student employees.

Staff meeting 1

Date: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all program staff.

Staff meeting 2

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all program staff.