College is hard, and sometimes you get a little lost. SNU understands this and has an app that can help guide you through common college difficulties.
SNU has started using a mobile app for students called Navigate. “The Navigate app is designed to be a roadmap for students during their four years at SNU,” comments Dr. Twyler Earl, the Associate VP for Student Success. Dr. Earl is instrumental in the Navigate app’s presence on campus and its continuing progress and use by students. The features of the app are specifically designed to help with some of the everyday needs of student life.
The Navigate app allows you to create appointments with your advisors and success team. If you do not know who your academic advisor is, you can find it on the app. Your class schedule, locations of your classes, and contact information for your professors can be found in the Class Schedule and Resources sections. “I love that if a student talks with me about needing to meet with someone or needing tutoring, I can help them through the app and get things arranged. I think it has been a great addition to how we do things,” states Angela Rhodes, Director of Trio-Student Support Services.
The app has features that allow you to connect with fellow students. There is a page called Study Buddies, where you can find other students in your classes who want to study together. Another function of the app is the ability to ask for help. Using the Hand Raise button or the Help button, the app will put you in contact with someone who will be able to assist you. Whether it is technical difficulties, being overwhelmed, or in need of advice, this app will help direct you to someone and even allow you to set up a meeting.
Navigate also allows you to create calendar events and to-do lists. It can help keep you organized and on top of things. You can also learn if you have any holds on your account from this app. Rhodes continued “There is a lot of useful information that is right there on students’ phones.”
For the last two years, freshmen have been encouraged to download and become familiar with Navigate during New Student Institute. Dr. Earl states “I recommend it for all students because sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know. So, this is a way to equip you and empower you to find those answers and own your own educational journey.”
If you do not have the Navigate app, you can find it in the app store on your device. It will ask you for the name of your school and then your school email to sign you in.
screenshot from Navigate Application