Preparing for Fall Semester

The Switch to Online Classes: The Many Pathways We Can Take

Hope everyone is having a great summer so far and fall semester is nearing us. As we know, classes and Universities at Shady Grove (USG) events are online and that shouldn’t stop us from participating in activities. Before diving into USG events to participate in, here are some tips on how to prepare for the fall semester during covid-19:

  1. Finalize your enrollment
  2. Get all your class materials
  3. Get familiar with your institution’s online learning platform
  4. Put together a learning schedule
  5. Set Smart Goals-follow the SMART formula: specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused and time-bound.

Let’s also not forget to shout-out to America’s colleges and universities, their professors and staff professionals, and their students.”Collectively, they pulled off a remarkable transition this spring, shifting instruction they had previously been delivering predominantly in person for most students to an almost entirely remote experience for pretty much everybody.”

As for USG event, here are some upcoming events to look forward to:


In Conversation with Robin DiAngelo, Author of White Fragility
Thursday, August 20th
7:00-8:00pm, Register here! (Free, not USG affiliated)
Race and social justice educator, Robin DiAngelo, helps audiences understand White Fragility and move beyond it toward awareness, accountability, allyship.  Based on her #1 New York Times bestselling book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, in this session, DiAngelo will help develop an antiracist framework and accountability practice based on authentic relationships, education, and honest self-reflection. 

Nine-Tea: A Student-Run Podcast at USG
Complete the Survey by Wednesday, August 19th
Nine-Tea will be a student-run podcast led by Psychology Student Association and Student Council member, Henri Maindidze (UMBC student) with the help of the Undergraduate Communication Association where they plan to discuss a diverse range of topics relating to the important things in life. Fill out their survey to help them with ideas and topics!

About mimi2491

I am a first-generation Immigrant from Pakistan and I am a senior at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. I am currently taking classes at the Universities of Shady Grove. My major is History with a minor in Public History. I am passionate about the history field and I particularly focus on history through Global or World History perspective. After obtaining my bachelors, I will be applying for a Masters program in History. My career goal is to either teach history or work in a Museum, where I can use my knowledge of history to better my community.
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