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Connect Mentorship Program

The Connect Institute is taking place August 16-19.
The Connect Institute is a four-day extended orientation to SMU. During the Institute, you will interact with other new students, as well as returning students serving as small group mentors, and peer academic leaders. You will learn about support services that SCIE and other departments at SMU offer. The Connect Institute will feature leadership development and goal setting workshops, dinners and receptions with SMU faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as information on campus resources that will help you be successful. Since students will have moved in before the Connect Institute, they will be able to participate in all Stampede activities with no overlap.

Connect Mentorship Pairings are matched over the summer and you will hear from your mentor before arriving to campus early. These mentor small groups serve as a resource, and mentor groups are encouraged to continue to meet throughout the year and will attend Connect and SCIE programs together. Mentorship pairs participate with Connect Institute but can also be separate if the incoming student is unable to attend the Institute.

Click here to meet our 2019-2020 Connect Mentors!

Application will open March 2021.
Any current undergraduate SMU student can apply to become a mentor for the upcoming year. Applications will open March 2021.