Are you a new student looking to get acclimated to campus and college life? Maybe you're a returning student hoping to refresh your memory about the staff and support resources available on campus for you. Feel free to browse our summer 2020 webisode catalog for the information that you need (links to recorded sessions will be posted by Friday each week, below). Be sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming webisodes so that you can join us live!


Webisode #1 - June 15th, 2020

"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 guest, Kayla, about her own experience as a Rutgers-Camden student.

Webisode #2 - June 24, 2020

“The ABC's of Funding Your College Tuition: Information on Aid, Billing, & Cashiering” Our second webisode features Coach Raven, with Financial Aid counselor (Tamia) and Student Accounting representative (Ron), providing critical information about financial aid, offer letters, and term bills.

Webisode #3 - June 30, 2020

“What's the Difference?: Preparing for your Transition to Rutgers-Camden" 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, Monse!

“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—Rutgers-Camden has plenty of virtual tutoring & learning support resources available to support your success. RJ and Taryn from the Center for Learning and Student Success joined us to provide all the information you’ll need to know, like scheduling tutoring sessions and obtaining timely disability accommodations if you need them. Plus, we’ve got one of our top-rated tutors, Victoria, as our guest speaker, to provide you with some great advice from the student perspective about setting yourself up for success and not being afraid to ask for help when you need it.

Webisode #5 - July 16, 2020

“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 (without co-pays) 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 obtain 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, Dr. Prior, and our own Scarlet Scholar, Violeta joined us to answer student questions too. Take a look at the recording to find out who they are!

Webisode #6 - July 20, 2020

"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 students ahead of time with information about the supports offered by the Dean of Students (DOS) Office, the Office of Violence Prevention & Victim Assistance (VPVA), and more. You’ll get to hear directly from staff members, Kayleigh and John, as well as Stephanie—one of our very own Scarlet Scholars!

Webisode #7 - July 30, 2020

“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! Samantha--our Student Success Librarian, and Maria--one of our previous Scarlet Scholars, provide their perspectives in this webisode about what makes it so LIT. Find out more about the Personal Librarian Program, stress buster events with therapy dogs, and more!