Housing & Residential Life

Yellowjacket Connection Program

YJC logoThe college journey is meant to challenge us in new and exciting ways. With that being said, there are major differences between high school and college. From homework and projects to the accountability of actually attending class, a student's first year of college can be a transition like no other. The first 3 weeks of both your first and second semester are most important and your experiences can make or break your success. In recognizing this monumental transition the Housing & Residential Life Office has created a program to acclimate you to college by providing information significant to your overall development through the Yellowjacket Connection Program.


Attending the programs each week will give you a strong foundation for success, but that's not all. Each program you attend during the Yellowjacket Connection Program enters you in for a chance to win a $200 book scholarship to the Jackets & Co. campus store. The more programs you attend during the Yellowjacket Connection Program the more chances you have to win these amazing prizes!

The Yellowjacket Connection Program takes a transitional theme each week during the first part of your semester and supports programming that can give you great information and advice in those areas to help your experience. The Yellowjacket Connection program offers many great programs from Getting to Know Your Campus through Staying Healthy in College and everything in between. All programs are free for students and we highly encourage you to attend because there are great prizes to win!


2017 Fall Semester Events


Week One: Get to Know Your Campus


Tues, 9/12, 5pm

Diversity Center Open House

Upper Galleria


Wed, 9/13, 7pm
Campus Jeopardy
Petro Lobby

Note: two $50 Campus Store gift cards will be given away


Thurs, 9/14, 11am
Community Engagement Fair
SUB Atrium


Thurs, 9/14, 7pm
Night at the Rec.
Rec. Activities


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Week Two: College Life 101


Sat, 9/16, 9:30am
Service Saturday
SUB Atrium


Mon, 9/18, 7pm
Help! I Need A Job!
Petro Lobby


Tues, 9/19, 4pm
RHA Ultimate Frisbee
Cisel Field


Wed, 9/20, 6pm

House Party

Petro and Rimrock Lobbies


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Week Three: Health Week


Mon, 9/25, 7pm

Condom Fashion Show

Petro Theatre


Tues, 9/26, 6pm

Let’s Talk About Sex

Petro Theatre


Wed, 9/27, 6pm

Student Health Services Open House

Student Health Services


Thurs, 9/28, 7pm

Cell Phone Smack Down

Petro Theatre


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