Student Success and Retention

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Student tour on campus
Students at Orientation
UNI Business Faculty Member with a student
Orientation Student Staff
Mother and daughter at Orientation
Students playing game at Orientation
Students blowing bubbles

Become a Peer Mentor



As part of your application, you are required to submit the following:

  • Email addresses for two faculty/staff references
  • A 1-2 page essay response to the following prompt: Describe a challenge you experienced in your transition to college and how you overcame it. What steps did you take? What resources did you use? What people did you connect with? What did you learn about yourself?


Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., February 11, 2018.