Learn more about Student Support Services at Siena Heights University
Siena Heights University has a long and successful history of educating first-generation college students. Part of that history includes Student Support Services, a federally funded program on our Adrian campus. SSS provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next.
Director of Student Support Services
“I do whatever I can to help you graduate from Siena Heights with a bachelor's degree… We are more than just a freshmen program… we continue throughout the entire time you are here; we check on you academically, we help you with financial aid… We have a freshmen transition scholars program where we [invite] freshmen on campus two weeks prior to school… we are caring… we can cross through the departments to get the services that you need.”
Learn more about First Year Experience (FYE) at Siena Heights University
Let us help you adjust to the college educational and social environment. Freshmen students at SHU will begin their liberal arts and integrative experience by participating in the First Year Experience. FYE is a comprehensive program of events and activities that assists students in familiarizing them with Siena Heights. It also helps them develop the necessary skills to thrive in SHU’s liberal arts environment. FYE not only links incoming students with the institution, but also with faculty, staff and incoming and current students. FYE will introduce students to the school’s mission, Dominican tradition, the liberal arts program and the expectation of the learning community at Siena.
For more information about First Year Experience and how we can help make your transition successful at SHU, please click here.
Director: Vicky Wright
Learn more about Academic Advising at Siena Heights University
This office is a starting point for prospective and current students who are still exploring their academic options. Let our qualified and professional team of advisers help you figure out what you want to do – and how you can do it. There is a degree path for every student – and we will help you discover it!
Director: Wiona Porath
Writing Center Now Has Two Locations on Campus
The Writing Center now has two locations. Beginning fall 2013, tutors will be available for drop-in sessions at a satellite location outside of the bookstore in the University Center. Scheduled appointments and drop-in sessions will also be available in the regular Writing Center location in Science Building Room 28. Fall hours are as follows:
- Monday: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (BREAK 6-9 p.m.)
- Tuesday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
- Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Thursday: 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m. (BREAK 2:30-9 p.m.)
- Friday: 9 a.m.-noon
Fall hours for the satellite location outside of the bookstore in University Center are as follows:
- Monday: 6:30-9:30 p.m. with Kody
- Tuesday: 6-9 p.m. with Hillary
- Thursday: 4-5:45 p.m. with Carie & 6-9 p.m. with Hillary
The Writing Center has regular hours during the academic year and is ready to assist students in developing the skills needed to not only succeed in the classroom, but also in their future career paths.Students are encouraged to visit the Writing Center ahead of time to make an appointment. Also, feel free to drop in and see if one of our tutors is available. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to receive daily notices regarding schedule changes.
For more information about the Writing Center, please click here.
Assistant Professor of English,
Writing Center Director
Learn more about Career Services at Siena Heights University
It’s never too early to start thinking about what you are going to do after graduation. In fact, once that decision is made, it may help put you on the right academic path to achieve that goal. The primary mission of the Career Services Office is to provide students assistance with identifying a career, developing a professional plan, evaluating and implementing career choices and creating a professional image. Career Services will assist students with engaging in self-assessment; obtaining occupational information; exploring employment, graduate and professional school opportunities; and professional preparation including presenting themselves effectively as candidates. Career Services is committed to providing personal attention to students needing assistance in all aspects of their career path.
For more information, links, and other career resources, please visit Career Services on MySiena.