Head Start Program

students sitting and talking at a picnic table The UTM Head Start program is designed to introduce incoming first-year UTM students to university expectations. Free interactive online sessions feature senior student panels and simulated classroom experiences.

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Benefits of Attending

Attending Head Start sessions can help you:

  • make a smooth transition into university
  • become familiar with the differences between high school and university expectations before classes begin
  • learn proactive and strategic approaches to succeeding in your first year at UTM
  • develop the skills you need to enhance your academic performance, and
  • meet first-year instructors, librarians and senior students

Registration & Schedule 

Head Start 2022 sessions will take place during August 22 - September 2, 2022. To register, join Eagle Connect here, and you will automatically be enrolled in UTM Head Start.

Download the complete Head Start Schedule and Program Details.

Here is a brief Overview of the Head Start Schedule:

Monday, August 22, 2022

2:00 PM EST Welcome to Head Start

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

9:00 AM EST Finding Balance: Prioritizing Wellness while Pursuing Your Academic Goals

12:00 PM EST Social Hour: Imposter Syndrome

2:00 PM EST Deep Reading for Deep Learning: Understanding University Texts

7:00 PM EST Study Skills with Facilitated Study Group (FSG) Leaders

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

9:00 AM EST Test Success Strategies

12:00 PM EST English Language Support Q&A

2:00 PM EST The Writing Process

7:00 PM EST Academic Integrity Matters

Thursday, August 25, 2022

9:00 AM EST We've Been There: Undergrad Experiences with UTM Faculty 1

12:00 PM EST Social Hour: Facing Challenges and Dealing with Failure

2:00 PM EST We've Been There: Undergrad Experiences with UTM Faculty 2

7:00 PM EST Succeeding with Math

Friday, August 26, 2022

9:00 AM EST Library 101 12:00 PM EST Academic Writing Support Q&A

2:00 PM EST Time Management Techniques

Monday, August 29, 2022

9:00 AM EST Creativity, Collaboration, and Problem Solving

12:00 PM EST Social Hour: Procrastination & Motivation

2:00 PM EST Effective Note Taking

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

9:00 AM EST Academic Integrity Matters

12:00 PM EST UTMSU (UTM Student Union) Q&A

2:00 PM EST Writing Lab Reports

7:00 PM EST The Writing Process (repeat)

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

9:00 AM EST Succeeding with Math (repeat)

12:00 PM EST Social Hour: The Value of Co-curricular Involvement

7:00 PM EST Time Management Techniques (repeat)

Thursday, September 1, 2022

9:00 AM EST Making the Most of Your First-Year Experience: A Conversation with Upper-Year Students 1

12:00 PM EST Math & Numeracy Support Q&A

2:00 PM EST Making the Most of Your First-Year Experience: A Conversation with Upper-Year Students 2

Friday, September 2, 2022

12:00 PM EST Head Start Reflective Goal Setting Workshop

We look forward to seeing you at Head Start!

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Hear From Students About Their Head Start Experience!

 

Head Start 2022 Student Showcase - Aditya (Youtube)(MyMedia)

 

Head Start 2022 Student Showcase - Ajen (Youtube)(MyMedia)

 

Head Start 2022 Student Showcase - Jaskirat (Youtube)(MyMedia)

 

Head Start 2022 Student Showcase - Linda, Naresh, and Ahmed (Youtube)(MyMedia)