First-Year Peer Mentoring

Hours of Operation
Service Hours
Mon:      8:00am - 5:00pm
Tues:      8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed:      8:00am - 5:00pm
Thurs:      8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri:      8:00am - 2:00pm
Sat:      Closed
Sun:      Closed


CASA First-Year Peer Mentors work with students throughout the semester and help guide them during the registration process, make referrals for CASA services, campus departments, and answer student questions and concerns using their extensive first hand expertise and experience.  Embedded in the First-Year Learning Community courses, the Mentors provide workshops and guidance on academic success strategies in alignment with what is taught in the classroom. The Mentors are academically successful upper-division and graduate students trained to guide first-year students using professionally recognized best practices.


The CASA First-Year Peer Mentoring Program aims to ease the academic and social transition from high school to college by providing students with supportive academic interventions in a campus environment that celebrates engaged learning while pursuing the successful completion of a degree in higher education.


To create a safe, diverse, and supportive environment focused on knowledge, peer advice, goal setting, and success in higher education.


For questions about the CASA First-Year Peer Mentoring program, please contact us by email at or by phone at 361-825-5933.


CASA has developed a number of handouts on various topics. We make these handouts available in the Writing Center and online in PDF format, as convenient guides and quick references to aid students.

Email Etiquette

Getting Words on Paper: Strategies for Braintorming

The PQ4R Reading Method

Responding to Questions in Writing

Taking Effective Notes

The Research Process