UV Connections is a program designed to help new students make an easy and fun transition to college by providing a network for students to adjust to Georgia Regents University’s academic, social and cultural environment.
All first-time, incoming freshmen students who live in University Village, Georgia Regents University’s premier student housing, will be enrolled in UV Connections to ensure they find success in their college careers, both socially and academically!
As participants in UV Connections, students will have an immediate community of peers to live and learn with as they take a required freshman class with other members of the Connections program. This class has been specially designed to meet the needs of this cohort of individuals and provides both in-class and out-of class instruction in order to enhance both academic and professional development skills. Additional tutoring and academic advising opportunities are also available to Connections students through the program.
Students will be allowed to move-in to University Village early to participate in a three-day retreat that is designed to familiarize students with campus and help them learn effective study habits and time management skills. Group bonding and social activities will also be included in the retreat, in addition to frequent social activities throughout the year, to ensure each student feels like a part of the Connections community!
As a resident of University Village, each Connections student will enjoy
- a gated community with spacious fully furnished apartments
- on-site 24/7 computer labs
- wireless internet connections in all bedrooms
- free shuttle service
- on-site laundry facilities
- pool, game room and outside recreation areas
The transition from high school to college often presents students with experiences and challenges they have never faced before. Even the best students sometimes have trouble adjusting to the academic rigors and social life of their freshmen year.
We created UV Connections to help ease this transition and ensure our students succeed at Georgia Regents University!
What Our Students Are Saying
“University Village has become my home away from home. I’ve met some great friends and been provided a lot of opportunities for fun but also growth during my first year of college. I couldn’t ask for a better living experience!” –Matthew Allums
“When I came to college, I was nervous about meeting people and fitting in. But UV Connections really helped me find my place on campus. The fun events have been a great way to meet new people and hang out with old friends.” –Tevin Williams
“Not only has UV Connections helped me meet new people but it has also made me a more responsible student. Having tutors for two of my classes has really helped me understand my class material and made studying for my tests so much easier.” –Shantelle Brown
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