Strive for 5

Strive to use 5 Center for Advising and Academic Support (CAAS) services each semester!

Looking for ways to improve your GPA? Want to learn new study techniques or find a community of students learning the same concepts? CAAS services provide assistance to reach your academic goals. To encourage students to utilize these services, CAAS has a drawing each semester for students who have utilized at least 5 CAAS services.

What qualifies?

Every CAAS event or session (e.g. tutoring, workshop, Supplemental Instruction (SI), academic coaching, etc.) you attend counts as one CAAS service. Attending five SI sessions means you completed 5 services. Or, two SI sessions, two academic coaching sessions and one writing desk session also equates to 5 services.

How do I enter the drawing?

To enter, simply record the service and date you attended in the circles on the STRIVE FOR 5 card.  When you’ve attended 5 services, bring it into CAAS–Tomson 153 and drop it into the STRIVE FOR 5 drawing basket. You can also take a photo of your completed card and send it as an attachment to You can enter multiple times!

Where can I get a Strive for Five Card?

Stop by the CAAS office–Tomson 153 to pick one up or download one here.

When is the deadline to enter?

The deadline is 5 pm on reading day each semester. 


This drawing enters you to win one of two $20 gift cards to Target or the St. Olaf Bookstore.


Example of a completed card:

download one here.