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Learn MORE! Do MORE! SophoMORE!

Southern Connecticut State University is excited to launch the Sophomore Year Initiatives (SYI) program to support your continued transition.  Sophomore year marks a time where students are deepening their self-awareness while also beginning to think about internships, research experiences, and gaining academic and social experiences that will benefit them in their junior and senior years and beyond.

The mission of SYI is to support students individually and collectively through outreach and programming designed to address the unique challenges sophomores face. Some challenges include selecting a major and the right classes, career indecision, social acclimation, and figuring out how to gain valuable experiences to prepare for the next step after graduation.  

Sophomore year is also exciting time for focused exploration. Sophomore year is the time to connect with faculty and staff, expand friendship networks, and learn how to balance time while prioritizing and planning for your future. To help, you can download and print the Sophomore Year Checklist to ensure you are on track.

SYI is your road map to a successful transition out of your first year and into your third or junior year. SYI also works closely with the Sophomore Class Government to provide opportunities to engage as an owl.

Please feel free to visit our office on the 3rd floor of Buley Library, email us at or call (203) 392-5189. 

For  appointments to discuss ways to maximize your sophomore year experience contact Sal Rizza at .