The transition from high school to college may present you with experiences and challenges you haven't faced before. Even the best students find new challenges in adjusting to the academic rigors and social life of the first year of college. That's why Augusta State developed the Freshmen Connections program. With a connection program specifically designed for freshmen, you'll connect with many mentors on campus. Participating freshmen will be pre-registered and block scheduled as a cohort, develop academic skills by attending study sessions, and attend campus social and recreational activities with your cohort.
Research shows that students who participate in living learning programs tend to have successful college experiences. Participating students learn to make better, informed decisions toward life experiences and academic success. Students also learn to relate to peers from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
With support from UV Connections advisors and peer mentors, students are able to bypass many challenges typically faced by new students. Trained advisors are available to provide guidance in nearly every facet of college life. By participating in one of the three connection programs, students will build a support network of classmates who live in student housing, take classes together, and have unique social events.