Your first semester enrolled in the AAC!

Engagement Expectations

  • #1- Participate in & complete the Arrive seminar.

  • #2- Meet with your Retention Specialist at least two times.

  • #3- Meet with your peer mentor at least one time.

  • * * Participation in community events & tutoring is highly encouraged!

countdown to the start of fall 2022 arrive seminar:


Arrive Seminar

Seminar Summary & Description
  • The seminar is an in-person or online course for students newly admitted to the Academic Advancement Center.  Students select the format that works best for their needs. 
  • This seminar course does not count for credit on your transcripts, however is required to be considered an active new participant in the AAC (unless you are enrolled in PASS, KEY, or admitted to the AAC mid- semester; in those cases your requirements will look a bit different). 
  • The course will consist of new incoming first year and transfer students, as well as continuing CSU students While every student may be in a different part of their academic journey, all are being fully supported by the AAC for the first time. 
  • Through self-exploration, reflection, and planning, students will examine, define, and strengthen their transition to, and experience at, CSU.  We will actively learn about academic success strategies, personal identity and well-being, and professional goal setting through group discussions, mini projects, and presentations. 
  • This course will provide a network for students to build community together while enriching their experience at CSU.
  • We can’t wait to grow and learn alongside you!
Facilitator Contact Information
Offered in Multiple Formats: In-Person or Online

You get to select the date, time, and format that works best for your learning style and schedule!


In – Person Option: 

Online Option: 

Tuesdays 11am-12pm in the LSCAsynchronous modules
posted weekly on canvas each Monday at 8am
all assignments due each Sunday at 11:59pm 


All sessions begin during week 4 of the Fall 2022 Semester (between September 12 – September 16) 

If you are taking the course online, the first module will open at 8am on Monday 9/12. 

If you are enrolled in the Tuesday in-person course it begins at 11am on 9/13 in TBD.  

Fall 2022 Seminar Topics & Course Schedule

The Arrive seminar begins week 4 of the semester, and finishes the week before Fall Break.

Week of semester & Date   

Session & Module Topic  

  Online Facilitator 

4 – 9/12-9/18 

Session 1 –Introductions & Community Building   


5- 9/19-9/25 

Session 2- Making Connections: CSU Resources    


6- 9/26-10/2 

Session 3- Academic Skills: Utilizing Academic Supports & SMART Short Term Goal Setting 


7- 10/3-10/9 

Session 4- Social Identity Development:  Who am I? (My History) 


8- 10/10-10/16 

Session 5- Social Identity Development: Careers & Justice (My Future)  


9 – 10/17-10/23 

Session 6- Financial Literacy: Your Values & Money  



Session 7- Radical Self-Care: The 8 Dimensions of Wellness   


11- 10/31- 11/6  

Session 8- Academic Skills: Advocating for your Interests through Undergraduate Research 


12- 11/7-11/13 

Session 9 – Creating a Success Plan for Your Future  


13-11/14 -11/20 

Session 10- Closing: Final Reflections & Presentations 


fall break = 11/21-25,   de-stress week @ the AAC  = 12/5-12/9,  finals exams = 12/12-12/16