IN FALL 2006


As you may already know, for over 10 years the Thomas B. Day Freshman Success Programs have been committed to providing incoming freshmen with a successful first semester experience.  University Seminar meets once a week and helps students understand themselves, university life, and how to thrive in the SDSU community. By teaching University Seminar, you will have an opportunity to act as a mentor to 12-15 students in transition and reconnect with the campus community. 

When University Seminar Directors were asked why they volunteered to teach, they said it was for

  • Lots of personal reward; 
  • Giving back to the community and providing hope for the future;
  • A sense of responsibility to help students make the transition to university life;
  • The need to understand and stay in touch with the freshman population; and 
  • Becoming involved in a course that “humanizes” the university, especially in light of increasing class sizes.

Since you retired from SDSU, your perspective and experience are extremely valuable to new students as they discover who they are and make important choices about majors and careers.

We have everything you need to teach the course, or you are welcome to develop your own materials. During the semester, you will be invited to lunch at the Faculty/Staff Club and receive some gifts that we hope will show you the extent of our appreciation. We will work with you to place you in a section that accommodates your interests and schedule.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity or would like more information about the program, please contact Lynnette Van Horn:  

phone: 619.594.3212

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