*STP’s Response to 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 welfare of our students is and will always be our #1 priority. So, as we prepare to welcome a new cohort of students to campus this summer, please know that the STP program is taking every measure possible to support the safety and well-being of our students.
The 2021 STP summer experience will run Monday, July 12th-Friday, July 23rd. Keeping with our long-standing traditions, this in-person pre-college experience will safely provide the benefit for program participants to take a course for credit, partake in various seminars and enrichment activities, and to begin acclimating to college life at UMW, while making some great friends in the process.
Additionally, the STP experience will continue into the fall and spring semesters through resources such as college-success courses and personalized academic coaching.
I will continue to provide necessary updates and pertinent information on the STP website regarding the summer experience. Nonetheless, I appreciate your patience as we continue to navigate uncharted waters. Currently, the University is planning an on-time welcome and return of all students for the fall semester.
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 go forward,
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.