UHP Student Peer Advisors Welcome the Class of 2016!

30 May

Welcome, Class of 2016, from your Student Peer Advisors!

–This post is written by UHP student and SPA co-chair Kayley Sullivan.

Welcome Class of 2016!

You all will probably be hearing that a lot. As the incoming class, you will likely be bombarded with welcomes from every department, organization, and club you can think of—clearly, GW is very excited to welcome a fantastic freshman class! The excitement, however, as well as the transition to college, can be a little overwhelming.

We know because we’ve been there. Luckily, experience is a good teacher—which is why we want to share ours with you. We would like to introduce to you The University Honors Program Student Peer Advisors (SPA).

As Student Peer Advisors, we strive to provide comprehensive support for UHP students during their transition to college and beyond, and to strengthen the UHP Community by increasing interclass interactions.

Ranging from balancing honors with your school’s requirements to where to find the best late night snack, we are dedicated to providing you with advice from students with real experience. The SPA aim to serve as an additional resource for UHP students and draw on their unique experiences in order to make your life easier. With areas of expertise including time management skills, living abroad, transitioning to a big city, specific majors, holding part time jobs, athletics, getting enough sleep, balancing extracurricular activities, dorm life, and how to explain your crazy major to your parents— we want to help connect you to someone who’s been there. We firmly believe that providing this service to UHP students is not only beneficial to you as students, but serves to strengthen the UHP Community by increasing interclass interactions.

During the summer, you can expect to be contacted by a SPA who will be paired with your Origins class. This will be your primary point of contact with SPA during the course of the semester. Until then, we encourage you to contact us at uhpspa@gwu.edu with any questions you might have! We are here for you, so don’t be afraid to ask.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Kayley Sullivan
External Affairs Co-Chair
CCAS 2013, Psychology

Student Peer Advisors enjoying our first event in the UHP Townhouse!

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