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University 101

The University 101 course is designed to help you succeed in all levels of your academic career. If you’re a first year student, University 101 will help to ease your transition to university life while focusing on personal and social responsibility.

Students enrolled in University 101 will...

  • Become acclimated to university life and recognize the differences between higher education and high school.

  • Understand McKendree University's mission statement - including this year's emphasis on effective communication.

  • Gain a thorough knowledge of the catalog, Blackboard, WebAdvisor, and the advising process.

  • Discover the various services to help individuals become successful and responsible McKendree citizens.

Topics Covered in University 101 are...

  • Introduction to McKendree University and the college way of life

  • Study habits

  • Effective communication

  • Majors

  • Registration

  • Leadership

  • School spirit

  • Safety

  • Financial success

  • Conflict resolution

Meet the Co-Coordinators

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Adam Tournier, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics
Co-Coordinator of University 101
Voigt Science Hall 221
(618) 537-2140


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Jennifer Miller

Assistant Dean for Student Success
Co-Coordinator of University 101
521 Stanton St., Lower Level
(618) 537-6572