Connections: Blanding Campus

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Connections is a two-credit academic course designed to ease your transition to Utah State by helping you understand the purpose of higher education and how you can intentionally take advantage of the many opportunities and resources available to you as a college student.

  • Find your why
  • Understand your responsibilities as a student
  • Develop a mindset of success and belonging
  • Meet your mentors
  • Maximize your opportunities
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I liked the open discussion aspect of our sessions. I felt that the time in class with my peers and instructor was a safe space to discuss our views on college and voice any concerns or hesitations we had about our upcoming years at university.

Connections 2019 Participant
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70%
Number of first-year students to take USU 1010
30
Classmates
1
Instructor who will mentor you through your first two semesters
1
Peer mentor who will email you weekly during your first semester
7
Evening and weekend activities to help you meet other incoming students
91%
Connections Students say they learned how to better engage themselves in the process of becoming an educated person

How to Take Connections (USU 1010)

Connections

August 25-27, 2021 Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Connections Luminary Friday 9-10 p.m.

Online assignments through October

What Do You Learn in Class?

Classes discuss the importance of failure and resilience, and how students can go about developing habits of mind that will help them professionally, civically, and personally throughout their lives.

  • Resilience and Overcoming Challenges
  • Building a Learning Community
  • Time Management
  • Intentionally Planning a Degree
  • Becoming a Learner
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Inclusion and Upstanding
  • Logistics of Navigating USU

Testimonials

"I liked the open discussion aspect of our sessions. I felt that the time in class with my peers and instructor was a safe space to discuss our views on college and voice any concerns or hesitations we had about our upcoming years at university."

"I met so many great friends in this class. We learned a lot of things together so even if we had a lot of differences we could always relate to each other. Being different from one another was one of the best things about the diverse group. It make it interesting and fun to learn with them."

"I felt like a part of the Aggie family by the end of the connections class, [my instructor] taught us about anything the campus has to offer and she was excited about it which made me excited to. She showed me that Aggies are helpful and friendly."

"My connections instructor was one of the best parts about the course. She was very caring for all of her students and it was clearly obvious that she wanted the best for all of them."

"It made it so much easier. I felt more confident about campus and about the resources that I can use to help me succeed in school."

"I loved learning how much the professors can help me and how much they really care. I didn't know how much they could help outside of the classroom setting or how much they care about my education."