*Important Notice Regarding STP and COVID-19
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its impact on college campuses everywhere is unprecedented and changing rapidly. At UMW, the health and well-being of our students is and will always be our #1 priority.
Out of the abundance of caution, the dates and format of the STP summer program have been adjusted to support the safety and well-being of our students. The new, tentative dates for the STP virtual pre-arrival experience are Monday, August 17th-Tuesday, August 18th.
This amended plan will provide the benefit for STP students to partake in various seminars and enrichment activities that will provide an equally impactful pre-college experience to begin acclimating to college life at UMW. Additionally, the STP experience will continue into the fall semester through resources such as college-success courses and personalized academic coaching.
I appreciate your patience as we navigate uncharted waters. Currently, the University is planning an on-time welcome and return of all students for the fall semester. Nonetheless, I will continue to monitor news from university officials and provide necessary updates in the event further revision is required regarding the updated plan for the the STP summer experience.
If you have questions and/or concerns related to how the new plan may impact your decision to participate in STP, feel free to contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone, 540-654-1726.
Together WE’LL get through this,
Director, Student Transition Program
Welcome to the STP website!
STP is designed to provide year-long support to selected freshmen students as they adjust to new experiences and opportunities at UMW. In the program students learn strategies to adjust to the academic demands of college life, develop study plans based on their learning styles and build connections with faculty, staff and students.
Students invited to participate in STP begin with a 5-week summer residential program. During this time students live on campus with roommates and take college-level courses. This provides a jump start to life at UMW before the fall semester. The year-long support continues in the fall and spring semesters with credit-level college success courses, individual advising meetings, monitoring of their academic progress, and encouragement to engage in campus life.
We are excited to provide intentional opportunities and programs to help students experience a positive and successful 1st year at UMW.