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Student Veterans Workshop Series

University College is proud to offer the Student Veteran Workshop Series, a new program specially designed to meet the unique needs of student veterans at UT Arlington.  This series of workshops centered around building academic success and confronting transitional challenges is presented by a fellow student veteran along with assistance from some of UT Arlington's faculty and staff.  All sessions listed below are free and require no advanced registration.  If you have any questions or ideas for future workshops, please feel free to email us at

Fall 2014 Workshop Schedule

The following workshops will be offered during the Fall 2014 semester.  All workshops will take place in Preston Hall room 104 and all study groups will take place in the 3rd floor study lounge of Ransom Hall unless otherwise specified.  This year we are also adding office hours for our Student Veteran PALs for one-on-one discussions and study groups featuring group tutoring to help with work in core subject areas.


Transitioning from service member to student – 26  August 2014 at 2pm; Location: Preston Hall 104



Improving your Time Management – 9  September 2014 at 2pm; Location: Preston Hall 104

Managing time in college can be challenging thanks to an ever-changing list of priorities.  We'll discuss topics including:

  1. The military's "Hurry up and Wait" mentality versus the manage-your-own-time expectations of college.
  2. Balancing priorities and carving out time for independent study.
  3. The differences between accountability as a military personnel and a college student.



    Reading, Note-Taking, and Study Strategies – 23 September 2014 at 2pm; Location: Preston Hall 104

    Textbooks provide a lot of information, but you need to know how to use them properly if you are going to get the most out of them.  The same thing is true of taking notes, whether in a lecture or from a book.  This workshop will focus many topics, including:

    1. Differences between utilizing military training manuals versus college textbooks.
    2. Taking a fresh approach to college lectures.
    3. Developing a note-taking approach that works best for you.
    4. Crafting a study plan that will allow for the most effective use of your time.




    Scholarships, federal and state aid – 7 October 2014 at 2pm; Location: Preston Hall 104

    The G.I. Bill isn't the only way to fund your education.  Join us as we explore what resources are at your disposal.




      Campus & community involvment – 21 October  at 2pm; Location: Preston Hall 104

      UT Arlington offers a wide variety of ways to get involved and broaden your experiences outside the classroom.  You might be surprised at what we have to offer!  Join us to learn about the countless ways to get involved.




      Preparing for Final Exams.  4 November 2014 at 2pm; Location: Preston Hall 104

      Tests are an important part of assessing how much you have learned as a student, but to be successful on a test, you will need a strategy for success.  In this workshop, we will discuss the development of a study strategy, including:

      1. Common mistakes made on exams.
      2. Developing a five-day study plan to prevent the need for cramming. 
      3. Understanding cumulative exams versus regular tests.
      4. Overcoming test anxiety.



      Major & Career Exploration – 18 November 2014 at 2pm; Location: Preston Hall 104