ssi-stories

Your Impact at UCI: Supporting SSI

Every year, Student Success Initiatives (SSI) offers programs, services, and resources that support UCI’s diverse student body. As a unit, we are committed to creating equitable and inclusive environments for students of all backgrounds. In addition to helping our students with academic achievement and professional development, we also help them […]

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SSI Announces Stand-Alone Transfer Student Center

As UCI prepares to welcome students back for Fall 2021, there are many exciting developments taking place on campus. One of the changes that students can look forward to is the reestablishment of the Transfer Student Center (TSC) as a stand-alone center. Previously housed within Student Success Initiatives (SSI) as […]

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UCI’s Division of Undergraduate Education Receives Funds from The Nicholas Endowment for Virtual Onboarding of 9,000 Students

In October 2020, UCI’s Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) received a $50,000 grant from The Nicholas Endowment. In light of the global pandemic that has forced students to an online learning environment, this funding is more important than ever. The Nicholas Endowment was established in 2002 with the vision of […]

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Staff Highlight: Joanna Hernandez, Assistant Director of Student Success Initiatives

Since 2015, Joanna Hernandez has been an essential member of UCI’s Student Success Initiatives (SSI) team. As SSI’s Assistant Director, Joanna works with SSI counselors and coordinators to provide support and supervision to several student-facing programs. This includes First-Generation Student Programs, Transfer Success Programs, the DREAM Scholars Program, the Gateway […]

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Giving UCI’s Underrepresented Students an Early Start

If you asked Adeeva Myers, Counselor/Coordinator for Gateway Initiatives at UCI’s Student Success Initiatives (SSI), she’d tell you that it’s never too early to prepare for your freshman year of college. With the global pandemic forcing nearly all university experiences to a remote learning environment, offering incoming UCI students a […]

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How UCI’s FYRE Scholars Program Helps Students Find Community and Purpose

At the University of California, Irvine (UCI), students are encouraged to learn, develop and grow. However, learning at UCI doesn’t just happen in classrooms and lecture halls—it takes place across campus as students engage with each other, faculty and staff. With every new connection that students make, they open themselves […]

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