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Connect Mentorship Program

Sunday, August 15-Wednesday, August 18. A detailed schedule will be provided closer to the Connect Institute.
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 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. Students who participate in the Connect Institute  have the opportunity to move in early to campus.

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!

To apply for the 2021 Connect Mentorship Program, click on either the First Year or Transfer application button above.
Yes! If you can't attend the Connect Institute because of a prior commitment you have the option be paired with a mentor throughout the academic year only. Select Academic Year Only in your application.

Any current undergraduate SMU student can apply to become a mentor for the upcoming year.

Mentors can apply here for the 2021-2022 academic year.