Retention

Transition.  Persistence.  Success.

The Office of Retention coordinates strategic programs, initiatives, and outreach efforts, all designed to support student transition, persistence, and success. Retention staff recognize that student success is defined in a number of ways and attempts to address all aspects of college student development (academic, social, personal, etc.). The work of the Retention Team can be categorized into one of the three distinct, interconnected realms it oversees: 

  • The First-Year Experience
  • Parent and Family Programs
  • Student Progress and Success Initiatives

The office is concerned with keeping students continuously enrolled through completion and with contributing to the broader mission of producing in a timely fashion graduates who are capable, independent, well-rounded, and who are prepared to launch into society and into well-paying careers.

From helping first-year students transition during annual events such as Welcome Weekend to monitoring grades and reaching out to at-risk students near mid-terms each semester, the office is continually undergoing efforts to help keep students on-track.

Did You Know...

  • the Retention Office is home to the Welcome Weekend event for incoming students AND to the First-Year Experience Passport Program?
  • that our staff monitors grades each semester and alerts students who are struggling?
  • that in many instances, our staff can intervene on a student's behalf in order to address issues that hinder success?
  • that the  Retention Office is home to the Falcon Family Association and that we coordinate the annual Family Weekend event?
  • that family members and faculty can utilize the ARC Early Alert Portal we built to privately raise a flag of concern for a student?
  • that we are all over social media (Twitter: @OfficeRetention and Facebook: FSU/Pierpont Office of Retention)?
  • we are keepers of all sorts of information students need in order to be successful (like public transportation info)?
  • that the Retention Office coordinates the Mid-Semester Crunch and Mid-Year Institute each term to assist students who are struggling at Midterm and at the conclusion of the semester, respectively?