Summer is finally upon us at Nevada State College and I am getting ready for our new incoming GEAR UP class of 2023! This upcoming semester I have several activities planned for our students that will improve their social skills, academic retention, and their knowledge of campus resources. A few of these events include: Resume Building, Resource Fair & a Financial Literacy workshop.

The first series of events that we will be hosting is a “Meet & Greet” that will occur during our New Student Orientation. Here the students will be provided with GEAR UP information and students will have time to build connections with other incoming students. Aside from the Meet & Greet, we will be hosting a Campus Welcome Event that will include information that is vital to student success. We will inform students about clubs & organizations here on campus as well provide emotional & academic resources offered here at Nevada State College.

GEAR UP students will receive a personal tour of the campus during their welcome week so that they may feel comfortable around their surroundings. We also have a FAFSA workshop and a pre-enrollment event which will give students time to work on important applications before the deadline with expert help. Since we are wanting to build a family feel environment for our students we have also planned events like a GEAR UP field day and a scavenger hunt to promote team building within the cohort. Nevada State College GEAR UP is also starting up a GEAR UP club that will focus on ensuring that we have a positive family oriented environment and that we are meeting our set goals. The goals that we have set for this year are:

  1. To assist GEAR UP students at Nevada State College to ensure they have a successful first-year in college.
  2. To create and foster a spirit of college leadership & success.
  3. To educate GEAR UP students about the importance of academic & financial resources on campus.

We are excited for this year and we cannot wait to work with the class of 2023!