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UM CONNECT matches incoming freshmen of color (Latin American, Native American, African American, Asian American, and multi-racial) and first-generation college students 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 that wants to be paired with a UM CONNECT Mentor? Please email Lauren Jones 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 Lauren Jones at for more information. 

Applications for the 2022-2023 cohort of mentors will be made available in March 2022.