Gail Mentzel: Advisor

307A Bowman Hall
Make an Appointment

Angie Ruppe: Director

310 Bowman Hall
(715) 232-5180

2020-2021 Dates and Deadlines
Helping Hand Food+ Pantry
FS Supply Closet Request Form



Starting on September 1, 2020, Fostering Success students can schedule an appointment online or stop by the Student Support Services office in 310 Bowman Hall to schedule an appointment in-person.  Students with appointments will check-in for their scheduled meeting in The Student Support Services Office, Bowman Hall, room 310, which will be staffed during standard business hours. 

While walk-ins are welcome in Fostering Success, students and visitors are encouraged to call ahead to determine if meetings can be completed remotely or to schedule a meeting to maintain low density in the office and promote social distancing.  

Special note for visitors and applicants: Before visiting campus we ask that you review the expectations in the UW-Stout visitors guide.

The FS Closet is stocked, but closed for walk-ins.  If you are a current participant in the program and are in need of supplies, please use this form to request items for pick up or contact one of the FS staff members:  Gail Mentzel at or Angie Ruppe at

UW-Stout has created a website for all updates concerning COVID-19. The link is:
On a recent visit to United Way, we received generous items such as: dish soap, laundry detergent, glass cookware baking pan (9 x 13), bath mats, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soft scrub cleansers, anti-bacterial spray cleaners, dinosaur plush animals, and more! We are stocked with various items!!
Once your order is filled I'll email you for pick up in FS or 310 Bowman Hall. If you need an items and it' not on our list, please ask and we'll do our best!


Feeling the Urge to Get Out and About?!
Join Gail, Nat or Olivia for a 30-minute walking loop around campus. There are absolutely no expectations other than to get outside, move your body, and get some fresh air! Sounds refreshing and recharging for both the mind and body, right?! Masks are the only items required. Schedule your “walk it out” time on Bookings.

Mandy Stasiek, SSS Advisory & Literacy Coach is offering walks on Tuesdays and Thursday each week! To join Mandy, please meet outside Bowman on the campus/Harvey side (no appt required!) Tuesdays, 9-9:30 & Thursdays from 3:00-3:30
**Note: walks may be canceled due to snow or rain.

New eligibility criteria for FOOD SHARE (aka Food Stamps) for college students!
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, temporarily expands SNAP (Food Share) eligibility to include students enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher education, who either:
  1. Are eligible to participate in state or federally financed work study during the regular school year, as determined by the institution of higher education, or
  2. Have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $0 in the current academic year
Beginning on Jan. 16, 2021, students may receive SNAP if they meet all other financial and non-financial SNAP eligibility criteria. The new, temporary exemptions will be in effect until 30 days after the COVID-19 public health emergency is lifted. FNS will update this webpage when the COVID-19 public health emergency ends.
Dunn County location:
Apply here:

Everyday Diversity
Justin Jones Fosu presents two 90 minute sessions about Everyday Diversity. To participate in these sessions, you will need to enroll yourself in the Everyday Diversity Canvas Course using the link. ALL students are invited to participate!

Attention Fostering Success Students!
If you need clothes or items for your dorm/home,
Ask Gail or a Peer Mentor how to get a $25 Goodwill Gift Certificate!

Helping Hand Food+ Pantry
Located in 9A Administration Building
Administration Building (in the basement, follow signs)

The Helping Hand Food+ Pantry has perishable and non-perishable food, residence hall friendly meals, and warm winter wear!

Mondays 11AM-1PM
Tuesdays Noon-2PM
Wednesdays 2PM-4PM
Thursdays 2PM-4PM

Note: This is different from the FS Supply Closet Request Form.