Building Your Hive
August 13-16, 2023

Building Your Hive is an extended, in-depth introduction on what to expect during the first few weeks of college. During the three-day event, staff and faculty will be on-hand to help new Ambrosians learn skills essential for college success such as time management, how to study, being proactive, asking for help, accepting help, and self-advocacy.

This event is for admitted first-year students who are minority and/or first-generation* college students from the following counties:
Illinois - Rock Island, Mercer, Henry, Knox, Warren
Iowa - Scott, Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine, Louisa

In addition to the services already present at St. Ambrose that help students succeed in achieving a bachelor's degree, each student in this group will be assigned to a dedicated Peer Mentor. This person will check in with their mentee throughout the academic year and attend university events together.

*a first-generation student is defined as, a student with neither parent or guardian has earned a four-year degree.  

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Building Your Hive
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Building Your Hive Schedule

Sunday, August 13, 2023

  • Student move-in
  • Evening social event

Monday, August 14, 2023

  • Full day of activities (TBD)

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

  • Full day of activities (TBD)

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

  • Half day of activities (will be done by noon)


Fritz Dieudonné

Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Rogalski Center, 1st floor
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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