Head Start

Three students sitting outside smiling with notebooks

The UTM Head Start program is designed to introduce incoming UTM students to the academic environment, expectations, skills, and resources they can expect to encounter in their first year on campus. 

Free synchronous online sessions feature senior student panels, first year faculty, RGASC learning strategists, and campus partners on topics related to how to manage the transition from high school to university successfully. 

Why Attend Head Start

  • Discover what is expected of first-year students as active learners in the academic community at UTM
  • Identify learning strategies and academic skills that you can develop to enhance your academic confidence and performance
  • Distinguish key campus resources that will support your learning and development through your first year to graduation


Head Start is part of UTM's orientation programming. Head Start 2023 sessions will take place on Week 11 of the EagleConnect program (August 21 - August 25, 2023).

To participate, join EagleConnect. You will be automatically added to the Head Start program and be able to access Head Start asynchronous content and synchronous sessions.

Schedule at a Glance

Session descriptions and Zoom links can be found on the Eagle Orientation Quercus. 

Monday August 21, 2023

  • Welcome to Head Start
  • Finding Balance: Prioritizing Wellness at UTM
  • Notetaking Strategies

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

  • Time Management Strategies
  • Test Success Strategies
  • Social Hour with Upper Year Students

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

  • Multilingual & International Student Meet Up
  • Succeeding with Math
  • Writing for University
  • Study Skills with FSG Leaders

Thursday, August 24, 2023

  • Reading University Texts
  • First-year Faculty panel
  • Academic Integrity
  • Social Hour with Upper Year Students

Friday, August 25, 2023

  • Library 101
  • Goal Setting & Next Steps

We look forward to seeing you at Head Start!