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Meet SUU's Assistant Coaches for Excellence & Success

Posted: May 11, 2018 | Author: Southern Utah University | Read Time: 1 minutes

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The ACES are here to guide you every step of the way from now until you graduate.


WHAT IS AN ACE?
ACES stands for Assistant Coaches for Excellence & Success. ACES serve as personal peer-mentors to each first-year student at SUU. As upper-class students, ACES have survived the challenges associated with the first-year and can be a wonderful support by providing you with relevant resources, connections, and helpful tips on how to succeed as a student at SUU, both inside and outside the classroom.

WHAT CAN MY ACE DO FOR ME?

  • Give you a personalized tour of campus
  • Inform you about campus deadlines
  • Help you with your class registration
  • Help answer your questions
  • Help you establish a budget for the year
  • Connect you to campus resources
  • Remind you of campus activities
  • Help you set a schedule and improve your time management

ACES COMMUNICATION TIMELINE

SUMMER
As an incoming student, you will be assigned an ACE the summer before you start your first year at SUU. Your ACE will reach out to you on a regular basis throughout the summer to ensure all your questions are answered, you have completed your online orientation modules, and have finished your new student checklist.

START OF SCHOOL
ACES then guide you through Thunder U (the required in-person orientation the week before school starts).

YOUR FIRST YEAR
After the summer, plan on meeting with your ACE once each semester (fall and spring) during your first year at SUU. These one-on-one meetings provide a unique opportunity to speak with a fellow student who is trained, has been where you have been, and can help you with any concerns you might have.

YOUR SOPHOMORE YEAR
You will receive a second-year ACE.

If you have other questions about starting school at SUU, visit our What You Need to Know as an Incoming Freshman at SUUblog post.

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