FAQ with Peer Mentor Christina

On the second day of class, FYP12 had the opportunity to ask their Peer Mentor, Christina, questions about, well, anything. She worked hard on finding these answers for you. FYP17, feel free to use her answers as well.

To contact Christina with questions similar to these, you can reach her at: santinic@student.mville.edu

I will also post her contact information, including her office hours, on the Welcome page of our blog.

  • Where do I go for tutoring sessions?
    The tutoring center is located in the Academic Resource Center in the library. Some classes may have a Student Instructor (SI) assigned that will offer group sessions each week, to review material covered in class and go over any areas where the class may be having trouble. You can sign up to attend an SI session via Starfish, located on Blackboard.
    To find out more visit: http://www.mville.edu/academics/academic-services/academic-resource-center


  • How does registering for classes work?
    Each semester you will meet with your academic advisor to discuss potential courses. In order to graduate, you have to complete 120 credits overall, with 90 of those 120 being liberal arts. Your academic advisor will give you a General Education (GE) worksheet to help keep track of your general education courses required by Manhattanville. In addition, it is important to keep track of all the courses you take via Degree Audit which can be found on your webadvisor account. Degree Audit shows you all the classes you take and what credit you are getting for it.When it is time to register for classes and you have met with your advisor, you are given a date and time to register via Webadvisor.


  • What kind of assistance does the Writing Center give?
    The Writing Center is a great resource. If you’re in the beginning of the writing process, they can help construct your ideas and if you’re in the end of the writing process, they can help you complete a final product. The Writing Center does not offer proof reading as part of their services.
    To learn more visit: http://www.mville.edu/programs/academic-writing


  • Are there fees involved with Counselling Center?
    I don’t believe there are any fees. Their website states they offer free services to full time undergraduate students. But I would double check just to be sure. To find out more visit: http://mville.edu/life/student-services/counseling-center


  • What steps should I take to help me to choose a major?
    Taking General Education classes may help you discover new interests. Extra-curricular activities may also expose you to new areas of interest. You can also research options for potential majors as well.The Center for Career Development is a great resource to use at Manhattanville. They can give insight into jobs related to specific majors. They are located in G-4 of Founders.
    To find out more visit: http://www.mville.edu/academics/academic-services/center-career-development
  • Where is Financial Aid located?
    Financial Aid offices are located in Reid Castle on the third floor, and are open 9-5.
    To find out more visit: http://annex.mville.edu/undergraduate/cost-a-aid/student-accounts.html
  • When can I declare a major?
    Declaration of major is completed 2nd semester Sophomore year. Visit the Registrar located on the main floor of Brownson Hall in Room 113 to pick up a form.


  • When do Education majors begin to take Ed courses, begin networking, and working with kids?
    You begin taking Education classes in your sophomore year. There are plenty of opportunities to work with kids through your field hours required by the School of Education (SOE). You start working with kids and networking in the schools right away. Most of your Ed classes will require field hours where you are spending time in the classroom each week.


Other opportunities to work with kids is through the Duchesne Center for Community Service. They offer plenty of community service based events centered around kids.

Tuesdays Images and Writing 3:30-4:30pm.

Creative Expression Through Art 5-7pm.

Reading Buddies (Off-Campus) 2:00-4:30pm
To find out more info contact Craig Donnelly at Craig.Donnelly@mville.edu


  • Will there be a club fair?
    Yes, September 7th 1-4pm on mini-quad  located between Founders and Spellman Halls.


  • Are there open computer labs?
    Yes, they are located in Spellman Lounge, Brownson Wing, and in the Tenney study lounge.




  • What is it like to be a mentor/mentee?
    As a mentee, you can use me as an additional resource. This is my first year as a mentor. My role is to support you in any way that I can. Come to me with questions and I will do my best to answer them. If you need help, I will point you in the right direction. But most of all, I want you to feel comfortable seeking me out. It doesn’t always have to be formal. You can come by the Mentor Center just to hang and chat. We can grab a bite to eat, get a coffee and catch up on whatever’s going on. My mentor hours are Thursdays in Spellman 111 from 1:30-4:30pm. Also don’t forget to email me with any questions or concerns you may have if you can’t make it to my office hours. I will most definitely get back to you ASAP. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you.