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First Year Programs


What is a Network?

Networks are peer-led groups of First-year students that have been formed around common co-curricular interests. Incoming first-year students will preference the Network that they have interest in when they sign-up for their Advising & Orientation sessions. Network Leaders will then work throughout the summer to curate what the Network is composed of and will send out communications to the students in their Networks. 

Why Networks?

To give students an avenue to create community and become connected to resources or groups across campus. It is an informal group where students can opt-in or out depending on what they need throughout their transition to the University. Networks are made up of only first-year students and are lead by an upper-class student that has been involved across campus.