As residents of Happy Valley, most students are acquainted with a basic survival kit and its contents.

To help students get their survival kit gathered together, the UV Mentors will be sponsoring a college survival workshop at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31 and Wednesday,  Sept. 1 in the library lecture hall. This workshop will provide students with some basic tools to put in their survival kit that will help them become more adept college students.

“Our whole purpose is to help students transition into college successfully,” said Randy Lasson, UV Mentor and speaker at the College Survival Workshop.

Some survival kit essentials may be a blanket, first aid supplies, matches and a knife, just to mention a few. All can come in handy in a time of need.

For many students, this is their first year attending college, and for others they are returning after being away for a number of years. But students of every stage of college will be presented with new and unexpected experiences that will leave them desperately searching through their college survival kit for the right tool to solve a problem.

UV mentors will be speaking at the workshop and discuss financial aid, buying used books, setting a study plan and help that is available on campus like the math lab, writing lab and tutoring. They will also cover an array of other topics that are of great importance to students.

Like the ever-important first aid supplies found in a survival kit, the college survival workshop will also provide students with information on wellness and health that will help get through their college years without having to suffer as many scrapes and bumps along the way.

Students are encourage to attend the survival workshop on either day. For more information about UV Mentors and the resources they offer, visit