Academic, campus resources reach out to WCU students

Students at Western Carolina University had the chance to explore campus resources and have some fun Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the 4th annual ReCalibrate Your Compass.

Students lined up at ReCalibrate Your Compass. Photo by Brian Boyer.

Students lined up at ReCalibrate Your Compass. Photo by Brian Boyer.

Held a week after fall break, the event helps students achieve academic success by reminding them of the many campus resources available according to Janina DeHart, lead organizer from First Year Experience.

Around 300 students participated in this year’s event, said DeHart in an email.

“I think it’s really important because a lot of people lose their way half way through the semester,” Ali Russell, a resident assistant for Scott Hall, said.

With advising day coming up in a week, students were able to get information about registration from the Advising Center’s booth.

“I think a lot of students came out to get information to support them and [to get] free t-shirts and food,” Kristan Blanton, lead organizer from the Advising Center, said.

While the event showcased academic resources such as advising and tutoring, it also allowed students to kick back and have some fun. The event offered free food, shirts and a raffle.

“I like the prize that I got because I got a really fancy mug and a cool pen,” Russel said.

The event was organized by First Year Experience, Advising Center, Writing and Learning Commons, Technology Commons and Residential Living.

Event organizers look forward to next year’s ReCalibrate Your Compass.