Aspire Program


Aspire Rock Climbing


Do I Qualify To Join Aspire? 

To join Aspire you must be a first-year student AND meet 1 of the 2 requirements listed below: 

  • Identify from a multicultural background 
  • Identify as a first-generation college student (be the first in your family to attend college) 

When Can I Apply To The Aspire Program? 

First-year students (freshman) and transfer students who are enrolled at UWRF for the 2020-21 academic year can begin applying January 1, 2020

*Please note Aspire can take up to 50 students per year. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon meeting eligibility criteria and space availability

How Can I join Aspire? 

Learn how to join by visiting the Apply page.

How Do students Get Paired With Their Mentors? 


New students who are accepted into the Aspire Program are paired with an upperclassman who has been attending UW-River Falls for more than 1 academic year. New students who are otherwise known as "Mentees" are paired with their mentor based on information shared on their application. For example, our application asks for major/career interests, clubs and organization interests, and any services and resources you are interested in. Completing this section will help pair you with the most compatible mentor. So, the more detail you provide, the easier it is to pair you with a mentor that is right for you! 

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Student Success Center


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