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9/21/2020 10:33:19 PM
Welcome to the Fall 2020 Semester at Sussex County Community College. The beginning of each semester can bring a wide range of emotions from excitement to anxiety as students learn how to balance schoolwork with their other responsibilities. Start the semester off right by taking care of yourself and your needs! Here are a few tips and tricks:
  1. Get Good Sleep: When you sleep, your brain assists your body in healing itself from the stressors you encountered during the day. Try to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night in order to wake up feeling your best!
  2. Build a Support Network: Being able to reach out to others can be the difference between giving up and reaching success. Your support network can include: family members, friends, professors, advisors, your counselor, or anyone else you feel can help you rise above a problem.
  3. Connect with Classmates: Having a friend in each class can be helpful to keep each other accountable and to study together for exams.
  4. Check-in with a Campus Counselor: Meeting with a campus counselor, or a counselor in the community, allows you to learn stress management techniques, how to calm yourself before a test, and how to combat other issues you may be facing. Contact Alyssa Hoekstra, Advising and Counseling Center, to schedule an appointment: ahoekstra@sussex.edu
  5. Get Active: When you are active, endorphins are released into your body, along with dopamine and serotonin. 

Transfer options after graduation!

Are you thinking about transferring, but don’t know where to start? Check the Statewide Virtual Transfer Fair, with over 25 college & universities participating, you won’t want to miss it!

Degree up at Sussex

Stop by Degree Up in their new location, Student Center, D205 from 8 am-4 pm, Monday-Thursday. Evening hours are available by appointment. Services include remote tutoring, laptop loaning program, computer lab, financial assistance, textbook loaning program, and a pop-up farm stand!

September is Suicide Prevention Month

On September 28th an all-day event will be held on the Connor Green hosted by Degree Up at Sussex. We will be highlighting the importance of suicide prevention through an all-day. The visual will use pairs of shoes to represent how many individuals attempt to take their own life in any given year. Stop by to pledge your hand of support on our Suicide Prevention banner and pick up helpful resources. 
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 741741. Access resources here.
Additional Resources:
Navigating Life as a College Student during Covid-19
September, October, & November at 4:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/544945104?pwd=UExiVjQva0FXMFJESGcvVmN1eWNMQT09
Meeting ID: 544 945 104, Password: 888006
Rising Minds: Peer-led support group
Every Thursday, at 6 pm
for ages 18-30
Meeting ID: 971 713 914, Password: 503416
LGBTQA+ call-in discussion group
Fridays: 2 pm-3 pm
Call in: 609-241-9388, Conference ID: 149330