University of Lynchburg is introducing a new program to help students find success in their second year at Lynchburg.
Second-Year SURGE (Succeed, Reflect, Grow, Engage) is a series of events that give students opportunities to engage and reflect in their second year experience. Students who engage with the program will learn how to reach a new level of success in their second year and build a foundation for success as they progress through University of Lynchburg.
The events begin with Second-Year Hornet Days, which begins with a kickoff event on the evening of August 21 and continue with several workshops on Tuesday, August 22. The workshops will help students identify and manage the academic and social issues they may encounter in their second-year. Events around campus will be designated as SuRGE events that students can attend to earn a chance for prizes. Get the full Second-Year Hornet Days schedule here.
A new general studies course, Career Exploration Through Engagement, will also give second-year students opportunities to explore careers and start thinking about internships and other opportunities.
More details on the new program can be found at www.lynchburg.edu/second-year-experience.
“The Second-Year Experience, which encompasses the Second-Year SuRGE and the Career Exploration Through Engagement course, will help students be successful in their next chapter at University of Lynchburg,” said Jonathan Fries, assistant director of First Year Programs and coleader of the Vision 2020: Second Year Experience. “By engaging in fun and educational activities during their second year, they will be able to meet their goals and progress toward graduation.”
The new program is administered by the Second-Year Success Committee and Vision 2020: Second Year Experience Co-Leaders, which include Courtney Kelsey and Sharon Foreman in addition to Fries. Creating a second-year experience program was one objective of Vision 2020, University of Lynchburg’s strategic plan, which makes student engagement the institution’s top priority.