Are you a new student trying to get acclimated to campus and college life? Maybe you're a returning student looking to refresh your memory about the staff and support resources available on campus for you. Feel free to browse our webisode catalog for the information that you need!
***Students admitted for the spring 2020 semester: Click here for the Winter Webinar EXPRESS Series Schedule***
Full recordings from our summer 2019 Scarlet Scholar Webinar Series can be found below:
Webisode #1 - June 17th, 2019
"What's a Scarlet Scholar Anyway? Introduction to the Student Success Coach Office and Important Advising Information" Our first webisode of the series starts off with an introduction to the Scarlet Scholar Coaching Program from Coach A, and some insider information from CCAS academic advisor, Dean Byrnes. You'll also hear from our student guests about their own experiences as Rutgers-Camden students.
Webisode #2 - June 26, 2019
“The ABC's of Funding Your College Tuition Information on Aid, Billing, & Cashiering” Our second webisode features Coach Raven and Financial Aid counselor, Melanie, with critical information about financial aid, award letters, and term bills. We’ve got another Scarlet Scholar here to provide some great tips about how to save some money on textbooks too!
Webisode #3A - July 1, 2019
“What's the Difference?: Preparing for your Transition to Rutgers-Camden (First-time Students)" *Note: This webisode was re-recorded due to technical difficulties with the original. 9 out of 10 students will tell us at the end of their first semester that they weren’t prepared to manage the drastic differences between high school and college. What will you do with all of your free time? How will you handle living with a roommate? Can you still study the night before an exam and expect an ‘A’? Find out all you need to know about college expectations with Coach Fallon in our third webisode. We also have a summary of great advice from our student guest, Ashanti!
Webisode #3B - July 2, 2019 (Transfer-students)
“What's the Difference?: Preparing for your Transition to Rutgers-Camden (Transfer Students)" Our very special transfer-student webisode features Coach Jaime discussing some of the critical differences that you’ll experience between community college and a 4-year institution like Rutgers-Camden. Joined by previous transfer student, Juan Perez, and ONSP representatives on the live chat, this webisode is packed with information that will help better prepare you for your transition to campus and support your success.
Webisode #4 - July 11, 2019
“Ask and you Shall Receive: Getting help from the learning center & disability services” In our last webinar, we talked about the difficulties that many new students face as they adjust to the more demanding coursework and expectations of college. SPOILER ALERT: Writing a paper the night before it’s due and skimming your notes right before an exam are not effective strategies in college! But don’t worry—RU-C has plenty of tutoring & learning support resources available, both online and in-person to support your success. This webisode contains all the information you’ll need to know, including how to get timely disability accommodations if you need them! Plus, we’ve got Aurelio as our guest speaker here to provide you with some great advice from the student perspective about setting yourself up for success, asking for help when you need it, managing a part-time job, and getting involved around campus!
Webisode #5 - July 17, 2019
“RU Okay?: Utilizing student health services for your physical and mental health needs” Did you know that the Student Wellness Center is one of the most widely utilized offices on campus? Counseling is available for students who are looking to take care of their mental health (SO IMPORTANT!), and routine medical care can be provided for those who can’t get to a physician off-campus. And don’t forget about the food pantry--A place where students can come to get grocery items when they’re running low on food or can’t get to a store in time. Did we mention that all of this is FREE?! This webisode includes important details about the services provided, levels of confidentiality, how to inform the office about any chronic illnesses, and how to make appointments to see a counselor or medical doctor. Dr. Serra and Dr. Prior joined us to answer student questions too. Take a look at the recording so that you know who they are!
Webisode #6 - July 22, 2019
"Life Happens: Supportive services in times of trouble, crisis, & need" Ever thought about what you might do if a family emergency, sudden illness, or injury prevented you from getting to class? What about actions to take if you’re accused of an academic integrity violation? What do you do if you’re a witness to or victim of sexual assault or relationship violence? Life happens, and often times students are not equipped with the necessary information to make important decisions that could significantly impact their success at RU-C. This webisode is meant to prepare new (and current) students ahead of time with information about the supports offered by the Dean of Students (DOS) Office and Office of Violence Prevention & Victim Assistance (VPVA). We’ve even got a guest appearance from our very own Scarlet Scholar superstar, Chris Cato, to talk more about his part-time work in the DOS office!
Webisode #7 - August 1, 2019
“It’s L.I.T.: Libraries, Information, & Technology to Support your Studies”  A lot of students come to college with misconceptions about libraries and don’t always understand how this campus resource can enhance success when it comes to obtaining access to textbooks, conducting research for papers, and providing various study spaces. You may not realize it yet, but once you get exposure to college-level papers and assignments, you’ll be needing the library much more than you think! Check out this webisode to find out what makes it so LIT, like the personal librarian program and stress buster events with therapy dogs!
Webisode #8 - August 6, 2019
“RU Involved?: How to Find a Student Organization That’s Right for you” Fraternities and sororities and student clubs, oh my! Looking to get involved on campus, but not sure where to begin? Some of you may have been heavily involved in school activities during high school. Or maybe you’re planning to use your time in college as an opportunity to start exploring new things and make yourself known on campus. As soon as you get to RU-C, you may be overwhelmed with the opportunities that are available and you’ll be faced with deciding which and how many clubs/organizations you want to incorporate into your experience. Not sure what your options are? Interested in starting a new club of your own? Tune into this webisode to hear from guest speaker, Jovin, in the Office of Student Involvement to find out all you need to know before the first week of class!
Webisode #9 - August 15, 2019
"RU Aware?: Overview of Rutgers-Camden Technologies that are Critical to Your Success Early on” Canvas, Sakai, Raptor Connect, Scarletmail, Engage, the campus app—there are SO many technology platforms to get accustomed to as a new RU-C student! They are certainly useful in making things more convenient, like submitting assignments, taking online exams, communicating with faculty, making appointments, and being in the know about what’s happening around campus, but it might be a bit overwhelming to discover all of their functions in time for the first day of class. And if you don’t get a head start on learning how to use them, you could miss out on critical information from professors and administrators that could be detrimental to your success. Check this webisode out for the quick & dirty rundown of all the technologies that you’ll need to be aware of before classes start on September 3rd!
Webisode #10 - August 19, 2019
"My Heart Will Go On: Near, Far, Wherever You Are--how to best support your college student” The beginning of a new chapter is just around the corner, and sometimes it’s hard to tell who’s more anxious—our incoming students or their families! Whether it’s your parents, grandparents, siblings, or other important people in your lives who support you, your transition to campus can be just as tough for them as it is for you while they try to understand how your life is going to change as a college student. If you need a break from all of the nagging questions or aren’t certain about how to reassure them that everything is going to be OK (we promise it will be!), ask them to take a look at this webisode and let us relieve some of your stress. We’ll take care of filling them in on all they need to know about supporting you in the best way possible as you get acclimated to college life.
Webisode #11 - August 28, 2019
"Ready, Set, Soar: Student Expectations & Final Tasks to Complete Before you Take Flight as a Scarlet Raptor” The first day of class is Tuesday, September 3rd.  Are you registered? Is your term bill paid? Did you check online for your course syllabus? Do you know where your classes are located? Do you know what your professors expect of you? Did you RSVP for the kickoff? Are you aware of all the exciting things happening during welcome week? SO many questions, yet so little time! Take a peek at our final webinar for a reminder of last minute tasks to check off your list and important information you’ll need to know for a seamless and “soaring” fresh start as a Scarlet Raptor this fall.