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UM CONNECT matches incoming freshmen with an upperclassmen mentor. The program serves as a vital component to students’ academic and personal success. Through email, social media contacts, monthly scheduled events, and 1:1 meetings, CONNECT Mentors provide additional support to help students complete their first year at the University and remain on a course toward graduation.

Are you an incoming freshman who wants to be paired with a UM CONNECT Mentor? Please email the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at  for more information. 

Are you a current Sophomore, Junior, or Senior who would like to serve as a CONNECT Mentor for incoming/current freshmen? Please email  for more information. 

Applications for the 2024-2025 cohort of mentees will be made available in August 2024. All students are welcome to apply.