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SAS Summer Connections Program 2024

SAS Summer Connections Program 


Building Bridges of Connection

The SAS Summer Connections Program is a week-long supportive experience for incoming students to help them prepare for their arrival in the fall. The program provides an introduction to academic life, an acclimation to the campus, a chance to make social connections, learn advocacy skills, and practice essential college life skills.

We have created this specifically for students with disabilities, and our trained staff are familiar with their needs.

During the program, students will engage in mock class sessions, interact with peer leaders, and engage in social outings to build community and relationships. Participants will also be provided the opportunity to become familiar with numerous campus resources, including the Dean of Students Office and the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs.

Schedule Highlights 
  • Introduction to Student Accessibility Services resources and staff
  • Guidance on how to set up accommodations for the fall semester
  • Academic and life skills sessions--navigating life as a college student
  • Sit in on an academic course--learn what a typical college course looks like and receive tips on how to prepare for classes
  • Tours of campus, including the Sadler Center and Swem Library
  • Exploration of the resources available at the Career Center
  • Presentations from Academic Wellbeing, Student Leadership Development, and Care Support Services
  • Peer Counselor led social and life skills activities, including bowling and a night at the movies
  • Visit to Yorktown and the Yorktown Museum
2024 Program Dates

The program will take place Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26

How and When to Apply

Apply now through May 31, 2024 (application will be open until all spaces are filled)

The program can accommodate up to 40 students. The application is live, and we will accept participants on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage students to apply as soon as possible.

Accepted students will be sent instructions for payment of the program fee (see below)--payment must be received by June 7, 2024.

If we receive more than 40 applications, we will maintain a wait list and will notify wait list students on June 10, 2024--if we have fewer than 40 registered students at that point, we will permit wait listed students to secure a spot by paying the program fee in the order their application was received.

Link to Application

After we receive your application, we will send you an email confirmation, along with the link to submit payment. Payment must be received by June 1, 2024 to secure your spot in the program.

Program Cost

The cost of the program is $450. The fee includes room, food, and scheduled outings.

Financial assistance is available for students with demonstrated financial need (for example, Pell Grant and other grant recipients). Please email to inquire about financial assistance.