What is EagleConnect?
EagleConnect is a Pre-Arrival Transition Program run through the Centre for Student Engagement. At the start of the summer, all new and incoming UTM students are put into communities based on their intended area of academic interest called EagleSquads. Each community is housed on Quercus, an online site used for course websites, and is overseen by a Squad Leader (Upper-Year UTM student). Throughout the summer, your squad leader will provide you with insight, experience, one-to-one support and be a front-line support and guide during your transition.
EagleConnect looks to give you all the pieces of the puzzle that make up UTM but most importantly set up an open, exciting, and welcoming space to help you connect to your future classmates!
How does EagleConnect work?
Each week in EagleConnect, new modules are uploaded on Monday to help guide you through your transition into UTM. Each module features videos, links, deadlines, and interactive features to provide you with all the information you need. Each module is short and designed for you to access it when you need it, wherever you are.
Some of the weekly topics we cover are:
- Course Enrollment
- Getting to know UTM
- The Life of a Student
- Navigating UTM
- and many more!
Access the content any time of the day, and feel free to go back and look at older weeks!
Why participate in EagleConnect?
"EagleConnect allowed me to feel confident heading into my first year! It was so helpful having someone I could go to with all my questions!" -EagleConnect Participant
EagleConnect is designed to provide you with exactly what you need to know, and do, before you start your time at UTM. Each week has specific information, to-do items, and sessions that are created to ensure you get off to the best start possible!
Not only will you learn a lot, but EagleConnect will give you a chance to get to know your classmates before the school year starts! Each week we’ll have new, fun and interactive components to help you get to know people and become a part of the UTM community.
And as a treat, if you complete all the requirements of EagleConnect, you will get a notation on your Co-Curricular Record! (Don’t worry we’ll introduce you to the CCR in EagleConnect as well!)
How do I join?
One of the best things about EagleConnect is how easy it is to join and participate. As a new student, you will be automatically enrolled into the program! In June, you will get an email letting you know which squad you are a part of, and how to access it!
All you need to do is following the instructions, which take you to Quercus, the U of T online learning platform! Once you are signed in, you just need to accept your invitation, and you can start engaging with everything EagleConnect has to offer.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does EagleConnect start this year?
EagleConnect starts on June 12th, 2023! At that point, you should be able to access your squad, as well as the Week 1 module. International students will be invited a week in advance, on June 5th, 2023; for some specialized events to help in your transition to all things Canada!
I missed a few weeks, so how do I catch up?
We understand that students have busy lives, especially in the summer before university. As such, we have designed EagleConnect to make it easy to catch up if you miss any weeks (or if you wish to access older weeks)! All you need to do is go into the modules, and work through any of the weeks you missed. If you have any questions, even about older weeks, your Squad Leader will be available to help.
How much does it cost to be a part of EagleConnect?
EagleConnect is 100% free! You are automatically enrolled, and have access to all of the amazing resources that we have to offer!
For all questions and feedback regarding EagleConnect, find us at:
- CSE Connect Corner, Room 2077, William G. Davis Building (Find us on a map here!)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org