Initiatives/Programs

The Retention Office coordinates a number of programs and initiatives, many of which are listed below.  Please feel free to contact us for more information on these and future planned efforts.

Your College Career Starts Here LIVE Event

Designed for new students and family members to ask final questions, receive pointers, etc. ahead of new academic year (via Social Media)

Welcome Weekend and New Student Move-In

Program held in August each year, intended for new incoming students; includes new student move-in and Convocation

FSU First Year Experience (FYE) Program

In conjunction with the FSU Campus Collaborative for Recruitment & Retention, Retention staff orchestrate the FSU FYE Program, including an activity-based and Freshman Seminar-linked Passport Program.

Freshman FOCUS

Program designed to engage new students who are at-risk, identifying as homesick and/or disengaged

Grade Monitoring and Early Alerts

Monitors grades and alerts students who receive warning grades at the 4-week and/or Mid-term points; introduces strategies for improvement; notifies students of final grades release

Mid-Semester Crunch Help Station

Assists students with questions/concerns about Mid-term grades; recommends action steps for improvement (and financial aid impacts); promotes assistive services (such as tutoring)

Returning Student Registration Campaign

Incentivizes timely registration for current students each semester: special registration days; on-campus promotion/reminders; etc.

Withdrawal/Exit Surveys

Office proposed and drafted the institutional exit survey in order to collect data and learn more about who leaves the University and why.  Development of the survey prompted a course withdrawal survey.  Data attained in both instances informs new initiatives and efforts.

FalconARC (Alert, Refer, Connect) Early Alert Web Portal

Family members and faculty can utilize the ARC portal to privately raise a flag of concern for a student, thereby activating the office's intervention mechanism

Strengths Quest Program

Aids students in identifying and utilizing their strengths, which do not change over time as do personality traits and interests

Majors Marketplace Fair

A NEW fair hosted in conjunction with Career Development and the Academic Advising Center for both undeclared students and those who wish to change majors

Mid-Year Institute

An online e-course for all students who are on probation at end of each term (or who have suspension appeal approved)

Faculty/Student Engagement Events and Faculty Workshops

Slices with Scholars, FERPA-related workshops, and other offerings

Coaching/counseling sessions

Staff meet with at-risk students and/or their families to work through issues that challenge student success

Family Weekend Event

Annual event occuring in Autumn that provides opportunity for families to reconnect with and check in on their students

Falcon Family Association

Now with just under 2,000 members, the FSU Association exists to provide parents and family members a way to partner with the institution for their student's success.  Newsletters and other communications are just a few of the perks FREE membership affords those involved.