EagleConnect is a Pre-Arrival Transition Program run through the Centre for Student Engagement. At the start of the summer, all new UTM students are put into communities called Eagle Squads. These communities, housed on Quercus, are overseen by upper-year student leaders called Squad Leaders. Through the course of the summer, these leaders provide insight and experience during this transition, and help you connect to your future classmates!
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!
"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 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 gives you a chance to get to know your classmates before the school year starts! Each week EagleConnect has fun, interactive components to help you get to know people, and become a part of the UTM community.
If you complete all of the requirements of EagleConnect, you will get a notation on your co-curricular record!
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!
When does EagleConnect start?
EagleConnect starts on June 14, 2021! At that point, you should be able to access your squad, as well as the Week 1 module!
I missed a few weeks, so how do I catch up?
Students have busy lives, especially in the summer before University! As such, we designed EagleConnect to make it easy to catch up if you miss any 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 still be ready 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, please contact:
Student Engagement Coordinator, Transition Programs