Connections Program

The Connections Program provides first year students and their families with information and tools for a successful transition to campus life.

The Connections Program includes Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR), Hornet Days, and Freshman Success Seminar. Connection groups continue to meet weekly for the first semester of the freshman year.

Our Connections Program has been awarded a Certificate of Merit from the National Academic Advisors Association for Outstanding Institutional Advising Program.

Connection Groups & Freshman Advising

Freshmen who have the same Academic Advisor are placed together in the same Connection Group, so there is a close working relationship between the student, his/her advisor and the Connection Leader. 

At the end of their first semester, students may select another academic advisor, usually one in their intended major.  For more information about working with your advisor, or to change advisors, please see the Academic Advisors page.

Connection Leaders

The Connection Program involves current students as peer leaders and mentors for first-year students.

Students wishing to apply to be a Connection Leader must have completed one year at LC before the fall semester, have an overall GPA of at least 2.5, and a clean disciplinary record. A successful candidate will be articulate, responsible, compassionate, full of energy and enthusiasm, involved on campus as well as a good role model for other students.

More information, specific dates, and a description of the application process will be available late fall.