Success Navigators

Success navigators are available on campus and online to help incoming students transition to college.

Starting college can be overwhelming, so M State success navigators are here to provide support. Our team is a point of contact for first-year students who have questions or concerns. We aim to help students navigate M State so they can be successful. First-year students can expect our team to check in with them throughout the year.

Ways we serve students: 

  • We help students find resources to prepare for college.
  • We keep students up to date with opportunities on and off campus.
  • We assist students with career assessment and exploration to align their major with their interests and career goals.
    • Start at Focus2Career, a career, major and education planner! Access code is "mstate".
  • We mentor students who are learning to navigate college systems and processes including technology, paying for college, D2L (online learning platform), and more.

Email us
or schedule an appointment today!  

 

Meet our team

 

How to find your "school of"

Use the links below to see which "school of" your major aligns with. While success navigators specialize in "schools of," any navigator can assist you. The success navigator who specializes in your "school of" will be in contact with you throughout the school year to make sure you receive the support you need. 

School of Applied Technology

School of Business and Information Technology

School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Drop-in services

We have drop-in services on each of our campuses! Visit the front desk or Student Services during the following times and ask to meet with a success navigator: 

Fergus FallsMoorheadWadenaDetroit Lakes

Located behind the front desk!

Monday: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m. 

Tuesday: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m. 

Wednesday: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m.  

Thursday: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m.  

Friday: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m.

Located in the Success Center across from Student Services!

Monday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Tuesday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Located in the cafeteria from 11 a.m.-noon Monday through Thursday.

Monday: 8:30 a.m.-noon and 12:30-4 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-noon and 12:30-4 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-noon and 12:30-4 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-noon and 12:30-4 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m.-noon and 12:30-4 p.m.

Dean will be on the Detroit Lakes campus on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the times listed below. He also is available for virtual meetings on other days. 

8:30 a.m.-noon and 12:30-3:30 p.m.

*Dean will be located in the Student Life Area from 9-11 a.m.

Virtual appointments

Set up a virtual appointment with a success navigator!

 

Upcoming workshops

Moorhead

Fergus Falls

Wadena

Detroit Lakes

Online

Start Smart Workshop

9-11 a.m.

Friday, August 2

Room D119

Click to register!

 

Start Smart Workshop

1-3 p.m.

Wednesday, August 21

Room D119

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Start Smart Workshop 

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Wednesday, August 21

Room S432

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Student Athletes

August 12, 13, 14

10:30-11:30 a.m. each day

S432/S450

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Start Smart Workshop 

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday, August 14

Room N11A

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Start Smart Workshop

9-11 a.m.

Tuesday, August 13

Room G114

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Start Smart Workshop

12 - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, May 29

Zoom 

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Start Smart Workshop

2-4 p.m.

Friday, August 23

Zoom

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Start Smart Workshop

2-4 p.m.

Friday, August 23

Zoom

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Start Smart Workshop

6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 27

Zoom

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