Transfer Students

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About the Program

Connecting to the Grove (CTG) funded by the King Chavez-Parks Initiative, Department of Labor and Economic Growth, is designed to support first and second-year students in making the transition and adjustment to college life. CTG serves as a central resource for first and second year students.

Through workshops, activities, events and access to various campus resources, we hope to build a foundation for all program participants. Our overall goal is to strengthen and improve students’ complete college experience (which includes academic, professional, personal, and social development) resulting in graduation from Marygrove College.

First and Second Year Experience

CTG Participants

The first two years of college can be difficult for many students. Adjusting to a new environment, meeting new people, and the rigorous academic load can be overwhelming and promote anxieties, loneliness, and concerns. Building a learning community with other CTG participants while meeting lifelong friends, will enhance your academic success. The courses you take and the people you get to know will contribute to your success at Marygrove college and beyond. CTG will support you in maximizing your first and second year at Marygrove College.

First Year

Learning a new environment, adjusting to your course load, and meeting new people can be overwhelming for new students. You will be paired with a mentor who shares similar professional and academic fields of interest who will help support your transition to the Marygrove Community.

Second Year

To better prepare second year students for continued success academically and personally, Connecting to the Grove will continue to focus on the needs of our second year students. As a second year student, we understand that your coursework may be more difficult and that you will be focusing more on a chosen field of study, and we are here to help! As part of the program, you will also gain valuable experience as a second year student by assuming a leadership role in guiding incoming freshmen as they transition to the college community.

 

Program Highlights and Benefits

 Highlights

  • Personalized Academic Counseling
  • Access to Tutoring
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Mentoring
  • Academic Workshops
  • Major and Minor Selection Information Sessions
  • Textbook Loaner Program


BEST OF ALL, THE PROGRAM IS COMPLETELY FREE TO YOU!

Participation in the CTG program has the following benefits:

  • Better performance in classes
  • Increased personal and social  awareness
  • Better connection to and engagement with the campus (this also helps boost your grades)
  • Awareness of career options and preparation for the workforce (develop skills that will take you beyond the classroom)
  • Opportunity to mentor or be mentored

Workshops

Skill enrichment workshops target the specific needs of first and second year
students. These workshops inspire students to actively engage in learning and sharpen their
academic, social, and professional skill sets.

CTG Workshops take place twice a month and will include topics like:

  • Discovering Your Learning Style
  • How To Better Navigate Your Textbooks
  • How To Improve Your Note-taking Skills
  • How To Better Manage Your Time
  • How To Set Goals and Stick to Them
  • How to Budget Your Money
  • How to Avoid Test Anxiety
  • Interviewing and resume writing
  • The Art of Networking

Tentative Winter 2014 Workshop Schedule

January:

14th - Time Mgt/Goal Setting
23rd – Tentative Leadership/Mentorship Training (Presented by BOLD)
28th – Financial Aid Budgeting

February:

11th –Finding My Purpose/Goal Setting Phase 2
25th – Major Night: Career Options for Liberal Arts Majors

March: (Career Coaching Series)

11th – Interviewing: There’s A Science to It (Looking and Speaking the Part)
18th – Resume Writing: How to Build an Attractive Resume
25th – The Art of Networking: Using volunteer, service learning, internships and job shadow experiences to your professional advantage

April:

3rd – Gear-Up College Day (WSU)
8th –Which Fork Do I Use: Business/Social Etiquette
10th – Gear-Up College Day (U of M – Dearborn)
22nd – Revive and Renew: Stress Reduction Workshop

Eligibility and Enrollment

Eligible participants must meet one of the following:

  • Be the first in your home to attend a four year institution. This means neither your mother nor father graduated from a four year institution (brothers/sisters are not considered).

  • Be eligible to receive the Pell Grant.
Additionally, all students must be motivated to succeed and indicate a level of commitment during the intake interview. All students must also enroll in the program as freshmen.

Enrollment in the program is as simple as completing an application and participating in a 15 minute intake interview.  Once you have completed these steps, a CTG staff person will screen your information for eligibility.

How to Apply

  1. Click here to download the application.
  2. Visit our office at:  Student Center Room 105
  3. Contact CTG staff

Contact Information

Tuoanyene Sims, M.A., L.L.P.C.
CTG Coordinator
(313) 927-1469
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Residence Hall Floor Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note: The diagram above reflects a double occupancy room. Rooms with quad occupancy have two beds in each room while rooms with triple occupancy contain two beds in one room and one bed in the other.

Thank you for considering Florent Gillet hall at Marygrove College for your housing accommodations. Student housing at Marygrove provides you with more than a place to eat and sleep — this opportunity is a vital part of your total educational experience.

 

Steps to Move In:
  1. All students who desire to live in Florent Gillet must have a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file with the college. Note: All housing applications received without a FASFA on file will not be processed. If you have any questions regarding your financial aid, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid office at 313.927.1245.
  2. Upon review and approval from the Ombudsperson’s office (L.A. room #122 – 313.927.1375), students are required to pay a $250.00 security deposit at the Business office located in the Liberal Arts building, room 120, 313.927.1235. Students must provide proof (receipt) to a member of the residence life staff prior to receiving a room assignment.
  3. Students will be contacted via mail by the Office of Residence Life to schedule an interview and receive further information regarding their housing application.
Student Responsibilities and Important Information:
  • Students who reside in Florent Gillet Hall must carry health insurance. Insurance waivers are available to students who show proof of insurance. To show proof of insurance, please contact the Wellness Director at 313.927.1406, or contact the Administrative Assistant for Student Affairs at 313.927.1402.
  • Students who sign the housing application acknowledge taking full responsibility for all guests with regards to conduct and behavior while on campus. Any misconduct by a resident’s guest may result in the resident being involuntarily removed from the residence hall.
  • Residents are expected to acquaint themselves with all residence hall policies outlined in the student handbook.
Students Responsibilities regarding Move Out:
  1. Students who sign the attached housing application acknowledge housing in Florent Gillet Hall is not 12 month, 365 days/year housing. Housing in Florent Gillet is scheduled for the academic calendar (fall and winter semesters) set by Marygrove College. Students, who are considered in good standing, may apply for temporary housing. Temporary housing contracts will be offered before the conclusion of the winter semester (April) for summer sessions offered at the College.
  2. Students are expected to follow the proper move out procedures outlined in the Student Handbook (pdf). Any students who do not follow the proper check out procedure will automatically forfeit their security deposit.
  3. All students must move out of Florent Gillet during Christmas holiday. Also, any student who is not registered for the summer session is expected to move out of Florent Gillet.
Important Dates to Remember: Last day for accepting housing applications and security deposit:


Fall Semester: August 30th
Winter Semester: November 30th
Summer Term: April 30th

The following terms and provisions supersede any previously published terms and provisions. It is the policy of Marygrove College/Office of Residence Life (ORL) to offer full, equal and non-discriminatory assignments without regard to race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation or religion. In this agreement, the college shall refer to Marygrove College and ORL shall refer to the Office of Residence Life at Marygrove College.

Eligibility
In order to reserve a spot you must:

  1. Complete a residence hall housing application (must fill out all fields)
  2. Pay a $250 security deposit to the Business Office (8425 W. McNichols Detroit, MI 48221). Please notate that the deposit is for housing on your check or money order.
  3. Complete the insurance waiver and mail it to: Attn: Ayana Boyer Marygrove College 8425 W. McNichols Detroit, MI 48221
  4. Register for classes. Student must be full-time (12 credit hours minimum) to be eligible for housing.

Residence hall accommodations are available for currently enrolled full-time, traditionally-aged undergraduate students. Marygrove College does not provide housing for families or students with dependent children. If you are interested in living on campus, please take a moment to fill out the online housing application.

Marygrove College recognizes the residential environment as a learning experience. The residence hall program not only offers food and housing, but also offers students educational and social opportunities that promote growth and self-fulfilment. Through combined efforts of the residence hall staff and various student organizations, we are able to develop a sense of community and promote student involvement. The success of the residence hall program depends directly upon student commitment to self and to the residence hall community.

Application/Room Assignment

  1. Applications are for a space in the residence hall. The Office of Residence Life will make every attempt to accommodate a student’s request but reserves the right to make assignments as it seems necessary. Prior to moving in, students must submit a $250.00 security deposit/reservation fee that will be returned at the end of the academic year if the student has requested and has a zero balance with the college.

  2. The College reserves the right to transfer students when suites are not filled and prior notice is given. Students who wish to change room assignments must receive permission from the Office of Residence Life. Students who refuse to participate in room consolidation will be billed for a single room. If the demand is high for residence hall space, the College reserves the right to refuse single space requests. Students who move to another room without written authorization will be subjected to disciplinary action which could include cancellation of this agreement.

  3. A student must cancel this agreement in writing by filling out a housing cancellation form in the office

  4. A student may cancel this agreement by the terms of the following:

    • At least 30 days prior to the beginning of classes there will be no charge to the student. His/her deposit will be refunded.

    • Once a student moves into the residence hall, he/she is responsible for the full cost of the room.

    • If a student is removed from the residence hall for disciplinary reasons, he/she is still responsible for the cost of the room.

    *Regardless of the circumstances, students who do not check out at the assigned time will be expected to pay a prorated rate for every day in which they are in possession of the keys to their assigned room until they return these keys and have been officially checked out of that room.

  5. In the event of an approved withdrawal from the college, refunds are subjected to a prorated assessment for the period of residency. The effective termination date will be the day upon which the following has been accomplished:

    • The student has cancelled in writing.

    • The student has removed all belongings from the room

    • Room and building keys and all ORL property have been returned to the Office of Residence Life

  6. Individuals who withdraw from all classes will not be allowed to reside in Florent Gillet Residence Hall.

  7. When an individual’s GPA falls below a 2.0 he/she has one semester to improve the GPA to a 2.0 or better or they may lose the privilege to reside in the residence hall.

  8. The Office of Residence Life reserves the right to cancel an assignment if a student does not check into their assigned space within 24 hours of the beginning of classes (during any given semester).

Room Entry, Inspection and Property Removal
Marygrove reserves the right to enter rooms or space for any purpose relating to (1) improvement, (2) maintenance, (3) custodial, (4) recovery of college or ORL property, (5) fire, health and safety inspections (6) as determined by the college/ORL that the safety, health and general welfare of student is at risk, (7) protection of property, or for the (8) deterrence or detection of conduct which is contrary to the law and Marygrove policies, rules and regulations.

By signing this application/agreement, the student agrees entry for his/her assigned space by college/ORL officials for  any purpose described above, whether  or not the student is present at the time.

Student Responsibilities Regarding Care of Facilities

  1. Students accept responsibility for the conduct of themselves and their guests and the care of their assigned room space, common areas within the residence halls and MG/ORL property

  2. A student agrees to take reasonable action to protect residence hall facilities and college property from damage, to refrain from encouraging or participating in activities which may cause damage and take reasonable action to assist MG/ORL in identifying individuals responsible for the damage.

  3. At the time of check out the student agrees to give up the possession of the assigned space and the furnishings provided by the college in that space back in the same condition as it was when received with the exception of normal wear and tear (as determined by the college).

  4. Residents will be held accountable with charges for damaged and lost furniture, or special service for any damage they may have caused intentionally or accidentally. When the individual or individuals responsible cannot be determined, equal portions of the charges will be fined to each student sharing the space. Each resident agrees to pay his/her portion of such charges.

  5. No open heating elements used for cooking are allowed in rooms (i.e. hot plates, toaster ovens, crock pots). Microwaves are acceptable only if they are under 500 units/watts. Curling irons, electric hot combs and hair dryers are acceptable.

Student Responsibilities Regarding Conduct

  1. The student agrees to adhere to all federal, state and city laws and all college policies as outlined in the student and ORL handbooks, understanding that the policies contained in the two documents may differ under particular circumstances

  2. The student shall conduct him/herself in a manner which respects the spiritual, religious, educational, cultural, and moral philosophies of the college.

  3. The student will act in such a manner as to promote the existence of a quiet, safe and secure residence hall conducive to the pursuit of academic and other learning goals.

  4. The student agrees and shall be insured that his/her roommate(s) will have access to and equitable use of space

  5. Violations of college or ORL rules and regulations constitute grounds for college/ORL disciplinary action and cancellation of this application /agreement by the college and/or ORL. Actions may include dismissal from the residence hall and/or the College. It is the responsibility of the student to read carefully all publications which outlines student’s rights, responsibilities, grievance procedures, and appeals processes.

  6. Only students of Marygrove may reside in the Residence Hall. It is, therefore a violation of this agreement for students to allow a non-student to visit for more than 72 hours. Please refer to the Florent Gillet Residence Hall Handbook.

  7. Residence hall front desk staff will be available to serve students 24 hours each day.  Regulations regarding computer use are aligned with the college’s main student computer center and are outlined in the policies and procedures handbook

Liability

  1. The student agrees that the college/ORL shall have no liability for negligence, claim of loss, injury or damage to persons or property in connection with use by the student of the college/ORL. Students are encouraged to arrange for individual personal property coverage.

  2. The college/ORL reserves the right to amend this agreement and may, from time to time, issue other regulations pertaining to residential living

Student Responsibilities Regarding Move-Out

  1. Everyone must move out of the residence hall during Christmas break (there are no exceptions to this policy).

  2. Everyone who is not registered for summer sessions must move out at the end of the winter semester. You must be approved by financial services prior winter move out to reside in the residence hall during the summer. If you are not approved, you must move all items out.

The Service Learning Program at Marygrove is curricular and co-curricular in nature and provides an opportunity for students to maximize their learning experiences while living out the college’s mission and commitment to social justice. Curricular service learning involves students in some form of required community service and uses that service as a means of understanding course concepts and personal intervention when addressing social issues. The curricular service learning program requires students to complete a maximum of 15 hours of service at a pre-selected community agency site while fulfilling the objectives of that course. Co-curricular service learning is any service experience in which students have intentional learning goals and actively reflect on what they are learning throughout the experience. Annual co-curricular projects include:

  • Make A Difference Day
  • Martin L. King, Jr. Community Service Day
  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Clean Sweep

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