Smart Start Events

Whether you are new to campus or you've been here for years, September on campus is an exciting time. You have started your classes and might be wondering how to boost your study habits or your writing skills. We're here to help.

Smart Start 2015

Student Learning Services offers Smart Start, a week long series of academic workshops in these areas:

  • study skills
  • writing help
  • technology help
  • graduate student help
  • undergraduate research
  • library skills

Our series of free 50-minute workshops is aimed to set you in the right direction.  At each workshop that you attend, you will be entered to win 1 of 6 gift certificates from the U of S Bookstore.  Daily prizes are worth $50 and the grand prize is worth $250!

We are still adding more Smart Start workshops, so please check this page frequently for updates. We also offer other workshops throughout the fall and winter terms. Please take a look at our Workshops Overview page to see other helpful workshops taking place throughout the term.


Email us at If you are new to the U of S, visit for great resources and tip from other students, including a Frequently Asked Questions section.

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There are no Smart Start events available at this time. Please check back soon!