How are Fresh Connections structured at the University of Memphis?
Various learning communities are available for the Fall semester (please click the
'Choose a Connection' link at the left to learn about the current communities). Each
learning community is limited to 25 students who will take a "packaged" schedule of
3 courses together during their first semester at the University of Memphis. Communities
satisfy 7 to 9 general education credit hours leaving room to add in other classes
of interest outside of the community schedule to satisfy requirements of a full-time
Who puts together the Fresh Connections learning communities?
The faculty at the University of Memphis develop the learning communities along career
paths, interest areas, and social issues designed to appeal to entering freshmen.
Why join a Fresh Connections learning community?
The University of Memphis offers Fresh Connections to improve the educational experience
for entering freshmen. Research has shown that students learn better when their learning
activities are shared socially and academically with other students and faculty.
Fresh Connections helps to make a big campus smaller! Learning communities help with
a smooth, fast transition to college. You'll get to know people with similar interests
and develop friendships right away.
Start Fresh. Make a Connection!