Genesis is a year-long program designed to acclimate, support, and empower first-generation and/or first-year students of color at Connecticut College.

Prior to the start of Orientation, Genesis participants will meet their peer mentors and engage in a series of activities and team building exercises. During the program, participants will be introduced to various campus resources that will support their successful transition to Connecticut College. Also, participants will be provided with tools to start them on the path to academic success. 

Parents/guardians and families are welcome to participate in the morning sessions and the Genesis luncheon. See information about area accommodations.

During the academic year, the Genesis program provides weekly study groups, peer group support, holistic advising, and college empowerment workshops. Every aspect of the Genesis program has been created to provide a firm foundation for participants for their whole college career. For more information, contact unity@conncoll.edu.