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CI Connect Learning Community

About the CI Connect Learning Community

This community is here to give you the head start on a successful academic career and the tools you need to be successful after college. It will provide presentations that highlight internships and career options respective to your major in the college.  It will introduce you to strategic partnerships with professionals in the field for career exploration.  To help guide you along your college path, regular contact with CI faculty and staff with be available from the convenience of your residence hall lobby.   Finally programs will offer academic support for technological software related to your major and on-site courses that foster interdisciplinary learning from the college.

Student Profile

The CI Connect Community is looking for first year students who are enrolled in any degree program within the College of Communication and Information.  It is open to any undergraduate student with a major or minor in the college.  

Connected Courses

The CI Connect Learning Community will be required to enroll in the corresponding section of UK 101: Academic Orientation, which will be taught by an instructor from the College of Communication and Information.  This course is designed to help ease the transition process to college life by teaching valuable academic habits and life skills. In addition, you can expect to also be required to enroll in CIS 191: Exploring Careers (3 credits, spring semester). Optional courses will be highly encouraged for those who wish to continue with the program as a mentor for incoming students.  


All students who participate in the CI Connect Learning Community will reside in the newly built Champions Court I located in the north campus neighborhood.


As a member of CI Connect, you can expect to participate in a wide variety of programs available every month in the hall or at a nearby campus facility. Programs will offer training and information in topics specific to your major as well as projects beneficial to all majors in the college. You will also have the opportunity to attend research talks from college faculty about their latest studies and get involved.  There will be regularly scheduled college faculty and staff holding office hours in the hall and special guest presenters who are local professionals with careers related to the college.  Most important, programs will provide you with the tools and the resources to reach your highest potential with the College of Communication and Information while faculty and staff are available for guidance to your next steps.