STARS I Academic Year Program

The program seeks to create a network of support for 200 first-year students.  This network is bolstered by strong undergraduate student collaborations; social events; faculty, and peer mentorship, and a focus on sustaining interest and motivation to pursue a STEM major. 

At the core of the STARS I Program are the upper-level peer mentors, who foster tight-knit groups amongst the students in order to promote a richer first year experience. In addition to regular peer mentor group meetings and one-on-one advising, the program offers a series of panel discussions, informational sessions, professional development, and networking opportunities, led by upper-level students, graduate students and or faculty.

Applications are open to incoming first-years, on June 17, 2022. Deadline: Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 11:59PM ET. 

If you are accepted into the STARS I Program, you must participate in 100% of the workshops and activities offered each semester. Failure to do so will result in your dismissal from the program.

Application Information and Important Dates

For application questions please contact Donalee Slater at

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