SSC Success Series

Success is a series of small thingsWhat does it take to be successful in college? That question is answered both inside and outside the classroom, as you take advantage of the many resources and opportunities UofL has to offer.

The SSC Success Series offers a wide variety of meetups, events and workshops to help you connect with other students, add to your student success toolbox, and possibly win some prizes along the way.

In Spring 2021, events in the Series will all be virtual unless otherwise noted. Download the "Winter Welcome & SSC Success Series" Guide in the UofL New Cards App for all the details you need to participate.

Thank you to our SSC Event Series sponsor for helping to make events and prizes* available!

Champions Chest Prize List

PNC Bank

*About prizes: University policy requires tracking of prizes of $100 or more in value for tax purposes. If a student is awarded prizes totaling $600 or more during the calendar year, that will be reported on a Form 1099.

Spring 2021 Calendar of Events

All events are FREE and hosted virtually, with any in-person locations also noted.

 

Jan. 13: Beginner Mat Yoga (12:05-12:50 p.m.)
Beginner-level yoga flow for stretching and relaxation. Join Campus Health Promotions via Microsoft Teams link.

Jan. 13: First Gen Student Welcome (4:00-4:45 p.m.)
As a first gen student you have what it takes to succeed, but sometimes financial, family, academic or work pressures can make the first gen student experience particularly challenging. Hear from first-gen current students, a recent UofL first-gen graduate, and UofL first-gen staff on their experiences and advice as you start at UofL. One lucky participant will win their choice of a JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker OR a Bear Butt Hammock with Straps and a wireless speaker. Join us via ZOOM.

Jan. 14: Disney-themed Escape Room  (6:00-7:00 p.m.)
Put your Disney knowledge, logic and observation skills to the test and join us as we try to escape a virtual Disney-themed room! Come as an individual player or a team of up to 5 participants. All players on the winning team receive their choice of Sur-Prize from the Champion's Chest. Join via ZOOM.

Jan. 15 - Jan. 29: UofL Scavenger Hunt
Learn about campus traditions, resources, and locate key offices on campus with an interactive scavenger hunt! Download the Goosechase App, and search for "UofL Scavenger Hunt." Winner will be announced the first week of February.

Jan. 19: BINGO Like Never B4 (5:00 - 6:00 p.m.)
Make new friends and win fantastic prizes during this monthly virtual BINGO series. Sur-prizes to winners in each round and a Grand Prize for the coverall winner(s) from the Champion's Chest. Prizes brought to you by the SSC and Commonwealth Credit Union. Join via Teams.

Jan. 20: Virtual RSO Fair (4:00 - 6:00 p.m.)
In lieu of hosting an in-person event, the Office of Student Involvement is excited to partner with the Student Organization Advisory Board (SOAB) to host a Spring Virtual RSO Fair. Students that are interested in getting involved with an organization can browse through and talk one on one with student leaders through virtual conferencing software for more information about clubs and organizations.

Jan. 21: Life at Performance Level with Guest Curtiz Zimmerman (12:15 - 1:00 p.m.) & FREE lunch with registration
Registration required by Jan. 18 to receive a FREE lunch sponsored by PNC Bank! Reserve a lunch (pickup in the Student Success Center, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.).
You’re no longer going off to college… you’re AT college now! Hear from a fun and inspiring guest speaker, who will help you consider what to leave out and what to put in as you start on the next chapter in your story. During the presentation, you'll also get to talk to an upperclass student leader and others in a small virtual group. Stream the event from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Jan. 27: Memory: College Edition (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.)
Put your knowledge to the test with a virtual and interactive memory game. Come as an individual or as a team of up to five!  Join via Zoom.

Jan. 29: International Fashion Show  (7:00 p.m.)
Join the UofL Student Activities Board for the 19th Annual International Fashion Show.  The International Fashion Show is a stunning display of fashion from local vendors that celebrates the various cultures within the UofL community through fashion, songs, poetry, and dance. This event will stream virtually on the Student Activities Board Facebook page.

Feb. 2: REFIT  (5:15-6:00 p.m.)
Beginner level cardio workout - dance fitness class for every body. Join in person at the SAC East Gym or via Teams.

Feb. 9: Finding FREE Money (12:30 - 1:00 p.m.)
Scholarships aren't just for first-time freshmen. As a current UofL student, there are scholarships geared to support your continued enrollment at UofL. Learn more about these scholarships and more, where and how to apply, and ask any questions you have so you're prepared for the Feb. 15 Continuing Undergraduate Academic Scholarships deadline, or any others you are looking into. Join via Teams.
Event Video-- Sorry, the video stopped recording partway through! You can watch what did capture, see notes and links from the conversation, and always feel free to contact FinAid Scholarships team members (schsps@louisville.edu).

Feb. 10: From Job Apps to Dating Apps: Crafting Your Online Persona for Academic, Professional, and Social Spaces (4:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
With so much interaction happening online right now, how can you use digital tools to reflect your personality and communication style? This workshop will discuss strategies for creating online personas that are both true to you and are appropriate for the context. The University Writing Center will provide strategies for communicating in online courses, social media, and job applications. All students who RSVP will be invited to the Teams meeting.  Two lucky participants will be randomly chosen to select a Sur-Prize of their choice from the Champion's Chest

Feb. 16: Budgeting 101 (2:30 - 3:20 p.m.)
In college, you have the opportunity to learn a lot more than just what’s taught in class. With new people, new places and new activities, there’s a lot to do and a lot to experience. Through it all, you must learn to balance freedom and responsibility. Discover the basics of budgeting, credit and identity theft to help keep your life in balance while you’re in school. Two lucky participants will be randomly chosen to select a Sur-Prize of their choice from the Champion's Chest. Join via Teams.
Facilitated by PNC Bank

Feb. 18: Harry Potter's Escape Room (7 - 8 p.m.)
Back by popular demand is another escape room experience brought to you by the SSC. This time, see if you can escape Hogwarts using your brain instead of your brawn. Come as an individual player or a team of up to 5 participants. All players on the winning team receive their choice of Sur-Prize from the Champion's Chest. Join via ZOOM.

March 2: Memory: College Edition (7 - 8:15 p.m.)
Back by popular demand is our virtual memory game. Put your observation skills to the test as your team battles for the title of Memory Mavens and the prizes that accompany that distinction. Come as an individual player or a team of up to 5 participants. Families are encouraged to create a team with their UofL student as part of Virtual Family Appreciation Week. All players on the winning team receive their choice of Sur-Prize from the Champion's Chest, and one randomly selected family participant will receive a UofL Swag Bag. Join via ZOOM.

March 3, 10, 17 & 24: Koru Basics (12:00 - 1:00 pm)
Looking to reduce stress and anxiety, increase concentration or improve your resilience?  Koru Mindfulness® is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, & stress management to 18-26 year olds and beyond. Koru Basics is a 4-session course that teaches participants how to ‘build their mindfulness muscle’ through daily practice of a variety of meditations & techniques. Must be available to attend all 4 virtual sessions. At least one student who completes the series will win a Waterglider Meditation Cushion. Register here.

April 2: Meet Your Career Coach and Play UCC Trivia (12:00-1:00 PM)

UofL’s career coaches can help you with your resume, exploring internships and careers, preparing for an interview, and more. Meet them, and then test your knowledge about the UCC. Top finishers and randomly selected participants will win prizes! Joinvia Handshake.

April 6: Finals: Now’s the Time (12:00-12:50 PM)

Doing as well as you wan (12:00 - 12:50 PM)t to on finals means starting your planning now. Get a mix of study tips, helpful technology, UofL resources and key things to consider as the semester wraps up so that you are ready for whatever your professors your way! Join via Teams.

April 13: 7 Steps to Living a Richer Life with The Budgetnista (7:00 PM)

Register at pnc.com/studentwebcast

Sometimes simple actions can make a world of difference — especially when it comes to your money. The Budgetnista, Tiffany Aliche, will show you how easy managing your money can be in this fun, high-energy, interactive and transformative webinar. Whether you’re concerned about student debt, budgeting your money, or wishing you had a financial plan for your future, “7 Steps to Living a Richer Life” can help you get on the right path whether you're a freshman or soon-to-be UofL grad. 45 minute presentation, followed by Q&A. All participants who tune in for the live virtual webcast will receive a "Thank you for participating" email. Forward this email to firstyear@louisville.edu before 4/15/21 for a chance to be one of two randomly selected winners of a Sur-Prize of your choicefrom the uofl.me/championschest.

April 14: Spy Apprentice Escape Room (6:00 - 7:00 pm)

Back by popular demand is another escape room experience brought to you by the SSC. This time, you are a spy in training. Will you find the clues you need to return home from this adventure abroad?! Come as an individual player or a team of up to 5 participants. All players on the winning team receive their choice of Sur-Prize from the Champion's Chest. Join via ZOOM 

April 22: Love Lou (11:00 AM-2:00 PM / BAB QUAD)

A true finals fest that includes music, local vendors, free food, and academic support for students on reading day. Come celebrate the end of the semester with us!