AAP CONNECT Program
AAP CONNECT is a special orientation for incoming AAP students!
AAP CONNECT is a free program that will jumpstart your UArts experience with academic and professional development workshops and activities, designed to help you make a confident transition to college and have continued academic success. At CONNECT, you will meet new classmates, upper class peer leaders, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Be sure to check your UArts email throughout July to have the most up-to-date information on CONNECT 2023!
CONNECT 2023 Dates: August 14 - August 22
CONNECT 2023's virtual programs will begin August 14 and complement New Student Orientation. Early move-in for residential students and on-campus programs begin August 17.
Email any questions to the Academic Achievement Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONNECT 2023 Schedule
Take a look below at the schedule for CONNECT 2023!
Monday, August 14
*Virtual CONNECT Begins*
10am Welcome & Intros
12pm Journal Workshop
Tuesday, August 15
10am Time Capsule Workshop
Wednesday, August 16
10am Problem Solving Workshop
Thursday, August 17
*In-Person CONNECT Begins*
10am-12pm Move-in for residential AAP students and check in for all AAP students
1pm AAP Parents/Family Q&A (optional)
2pm Welcome Lunch and Making It at UArts (students only)
3pm Campus walk w/ Peer Leaders (optional)
6:30pm RA Meetings in Res Halls
7:30pm Movie Night
Friday, August 18
10am The College Toolbox Workshop
11am Rock Climbing Field Trip
Saturday, August 19
7pm The Lion King at The Academy of Music
Sunday, August 20
10am Philadelphia Museum of Art Field Trip
Monday, August 21
9:30am Global Dance Workshop
11:15am-4pm Bucket Drumming, Improv, and Bookmaking Workshops
5:30pm BBQ Picnic & Karaoke Dance Party
Tuesday, August 22
10:30am AAP Celebration Brunch & Final Presentations
Students who accept the invitation to the AAP and register for CONNECT must attend all workshops and events
Meet Your 2023-2024 AAP Peer Leaders!
Meet the CONNECT Workshop Presenters!
Assistant Director for the Advising Center; Academic Advisor - School of Film
Assistant Director for the Advising Center; Academic Advisor - School of Art
BFA '17; Saturday School '12, '13; Summer Institute '12