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About Hoos Connected

About Hoos Connected

UVA attracts students from all over Virginia, the U.S., and even the world. Consequently, every student that comes here has a unique perspective and experience. Hoos Connected at UVA brings together these diverse perspectives to discuss what we think is the most important aspect of life: CONNECTION. 

What brings us together? What can keep us apart? What do we have in common beneath the surface? 

In Hoos Connected, you'll meet with a small group of peers (6-10 students) each week to engage in activities and discussions that get at these important questions. Each group is led by two trained, upper-class student facilitators, who guide you through conversations that go beneath the surface level. 

What’s great about Hoos Connected is that it’s so easy – this is one of the few places on grounds that does not require any preparation (no applications, no homework, no papers, no pressure to sound like the smartest, most put-together person in the room). Just show up and have interesting conversations. The best part? You receive 1-credit (CR/NC) just for participating. 

First Years, Second Years, and Transfers are all eligible to join a group and receive course credit!

Groups are composed of your peers (e.g., all First Years, all Second Years, or all Transfers). If you live on-Grounds, you'll have the option of being in a group of people from your dorm or with people from other dorms. Get to know the familiar faces in your dorm better or expand your social circle beyond dorms -- whichever you prefer!

Groups meet Mondays or Tuesdays at 5:30-6:45pm.

Enroll TODAY on SIS - PSYC 1020. 

"Hoos Connected is a very open space with friendly and kind people. They really listen to what you have to say and you never feel left out. The topics you discuss are issues that are apparent in society and our lives, but we are not prone to talk about due to their complexity. It's a good way to have your voice heard and have moments of self-reflection and, most importantly, connection."
HC Participant