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CASA First-Year Peer Mentoring

Center for Academic Student Achievement (CASA)

Hours of Operation

Service Hours
Mon: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed



CASA First-Year Peer Mentors work with students throughout the semester and help guide them during the registration process, make referrals for CASA services, campus departments, and answer student questions and concerns using their extensive first hand expertise and experience.  Embedded in the First-Year Learning Community courses, the Mentors provide workshops and guidance on academic success strategies in alignment with what is taught in the classroom. The Mentors are academically successful upper-division and graduate students trained to guide first-year students using professionally recognized best practices.


The CASA First-Year Peer Mentoring Program aims to ease the academic and social transition from high school to college by providing students with supportive academic interventions in a campus environment that celebrates engaged learning while pursuing the successful completion of a degree in higher education.


To create a safe, diverse, and supportive environment focused on knowledge, peer advice, goal setting, and success in higher education.


For questions about the CASA First-Year Peer Mentoring program, please contact Dr.Noelle Ballmer, 361-825-2254, GSSC 121G or Mr. John Fortiscue, 361-825-3653, GSSC 101A.