News & Announcements

Connect is an academic success program for students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.  A select group of first year students have been invited to apply to this competitive program.  The Connect application is now closed.  We will begin reviewing completed applications and will make notifications before or during the week of July 21, 2014.

If you have been accepted to the Connect Program and have been asked to complete the Connect Accepted Student Survey, please click here.  This survey must be completed ASAP but no later than 8 am this Monday, July 14 to confirm your space in the Connect Program.  If you are no longer interested in participating please e-mail to let us know.

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Research indicates multicultural students face a number of issues when transitioning from high school to college. For traditionally underserved students, the transition to college is often more difficult.   

It is our hope that by having knowledge of the available campus resources, building social networks before classes begin and learning how to navigate the campus community, students will have a positive “jump start” on their college career.

CONNECT provides: 

How do I know Connect is the right orientation program for me?

CONNECT is the only first-year orientation program that is focused on academic achievement, the value of peer-mentoring and is absolutely free to its participants! Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information. 

Also, you can check out our First Steps page to view a suggested schedule of how to prepare for move-in day.