Student Success Day | Wednesday, October 26

Student Success Day

On Student Success Day, you get to participate in great events around campus and learn useful things that will help you with your college and professional career. You'll be able to attend workshops and advising sessions, hear a keynote speaker, and more!


Presentation Information  

8:00-9:30AM  |  Room 1-439
Men Can Make a Difference  |  Presented by Chuck Derry, Gender Violence Institute

Examine cultural norms that support sexual and domestic violence and how mainstream depictions of violence, domination, degradation, and/or sexual exploitation exacerbate an already dangerous environment for women and children. Learn how men can be partners and allies for a world where gender justice and sexual integrity are a part of how we live together as friends, family, and community.

9:30-10:50AM |  Room 1-240
#unitecloud Presentation & Student Panel  |  Presented by Natalie Ringsmuth & Haji Yusuf

Learn about the St. Cloud area social media movement #unitecloud, what its goals are and how you can get involved. Natalie and Haji will discuss empathy using personal experiences and how we can use empathy to help community members. A student panel will follow, along with time for questions.

11:00AM-Noon |  Room 1-439
Billy McLaughlinKeynote: Empowering Others to Rethink the Impossible  |  Presented by Billy McLaughlin

Billy McLaughlin is recognized internationally as a world-class guitarist, Emmy Award winning composer and inspirational keynote speaker who has appeared on Billboard’s Top-Ten Chart.  

In 1999 his career crumbled due to a little-known neuro-muscular disorder called Focal Dystonia. After suffering several years without a cure or even a diagnosis, this right-handed guitarist embarked on an unlikely attempt to regain his career by re-learning his instrument….left-handed!

Billy’s honest and deeply personal account of battling and ultimately conquering insurmountable odds inspires everyone to acknowledge their unlimited potential for success.

12:30-3:30PM |  Door 4 - Travel to St. Cloud State University
Tour the St. Cloud State University Campus

Transportation, lunch, tour & free Application Week! If you’re thinking of transferring to SCSU, this is a great opportunity to visit and tour various schools of interest.

12:30PM: Travel to SCSU (Meet at Door 4)
1:00PM-2:00PM: Lunch and Conversation
2:00PM-2:30PM: Transfer Admissions Information
2:30PM-3:30PM: Specialized Tours/Presentation
3:30PM: Return to SCTCC

Register today! Limited seats available! Registration required:

4:00-4:50PM |  Room 1-439
TEDTalk: 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation  |  Moderated by Bretta Edwards

How comfortable are you with talking with other people? Have you ever been taught how to have a conversation? Radio host Celeste Headlee’s TedTalk addresses 10 ways to have a better conversation.

5:00-5:50PM |  Room 1-439
TEDTalk: I Survived a Terrorist Attack by Gill Hicks  |  Moderated by Susan Brunn

Gill Hicks, a survivor of the London terrorist bombings on July 7, 2005, shares her story of the events of that day and the profound lessons that came as she learned how to live on.

Advising Sessions

Visit the Advising Center  |  Room 1-123

Come PREPARED to your session:

  • Part 1 complete (found on D2l)
  • DARS printed or on your laptop

AA/MNTC, Pre-Health/Nursing, and Business Management Students: Log in to D2L for your access code/Advising session instructions.

Reminder to all Trades, IT, Sales Management Students: Please meet with your faculty advisors to receive your Spring 2017 access codes!


Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303