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Fall 2022 Workshops & Events

All TRIO Students are required to attend at least 3 events/workshops per semester!

Mandatory TRIO Orientation- Wednesday August 24th 5-8 PM in Storer Ballroom (3rd floor of Student Center)

Guest speaker, Tom Krieglstein, will be presenting about making the right connections for success. This will also be an opportunity to meet the TRIO staff and other TRIO students. Dinner will be provided by TRIO. This event is mandatory for all TRIO students unless students have a class conflict.


Navigating Brightspace Video Workshop- Available on TRIO SSS Resources Brightspace site until Friday December 2nd

This video explores the different components of Brightspace to help you navigate your class sites and find available resources.


TRIO Cirque du Soleil Trip- Friday August 26th 3-11:30 PM

Join us as we travel to Tyson’s Corner, VA for an evening of dinner and a Cirque du Soleil show called KURIOS Cabinet of Curiosities. “Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down.”

Show tickets, bus transportation and dinner will be provided by TRIO. This is event is only open to the first 16 students to RSVP. Students must show proof of a negative COVID test taken within 3 days before the trip to attend!


Letters to Your Future Self Workshop- Thursday September 1st at 3pm in TRIO Office

Come to the TRIO lab and write a letter to yourself. Share what you want to accomplish and also how you are currently feeling about this semester. These letters will be sealed and returned at the end of the fall semester.


Utilizing OneDrive Video Workshop- Available on TRIO SSS Resources Brightspace site September 5-December 2

Learn all of the things that OneDrive offers and how you can use it to become more organized and successful for classes.


Power of Mindset Workshop- Tuesday September 13th at 1pm in TRIO Office

This workshop will explore the power of mindset in your overall success. We will explore the ways that you think and talk about/to yourself can impact your ability to be successful in classes as well as in life.


Study Smart Midterm Prep Workshop- Thursday September 29 at 5pm in TRIO Office

This workshop will explore different study methods, environments and tips to help you prepare for midterm exams.


Preparing for Advising & Registration Video Workshop- Available on TRIO SSS Resources site on Brightspace October 3-December 2

This video will introduce you to the tools and resources needed to start planning your class schedule for Spring 2023.


Midterm Checkpoint Video Workshop – Available on TRIO SSS Resources site on Brightspace October 10-December 2

This video workshop will explain the purpose of midterm grades and help you reflect on your academic performance so far this semester. It will also discuss tips for being behind in classes or possible withdraws if the class cannot be saved!


FAFSA Workshop with Financial Aid- Monday October 17th at 5pm on zoom

Use this time to meet with a financial aid counselor and get any questions regarding financial aid or the FAFSA answered. This will also be a time for you to fill out the FAFSA for the next academic year.


First Generation Celebration – Monday November 7th-November 9th on the midway

First-Generation Breakfast – Join us on the Midway from 9:30am until 11:30am on Tuesday, November 8th, for free iced or hot coffee and donuts. 

Please join the TRIO offices on the Midway from 9:30am until 1:30pm for free popcorn and giveaways and photos to celebrate First Generation College students. 

Please tag @shepherdtriosss and use #CelebrateFirstGen in social media posts showing your first generation college graduate pride.


Wellness Workshop – Wednesday November 16th at 2pm in Library Rm 307

Join TRIO for a collaborative workshop with Counseling Services’ Jami Cross. This workshop will explore ways to manage stress, anxiety, and depression as well as offer healthy coping mechanisms.


Remember all TRIO Students are required to attend at least 3 events/workshops per semester!