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Student Information

Student Information-frequently asked questions

This course is specifically designed to help you become successful in and out of college. Success comes with applying specific skills taught in this course and using grit to become a more well-rounded individual in all aspects of life. And as a plus, this can be your best start of your college years; to connect with other peers, ask questions and get to know the campus.

  • How do I qualify to take this course?
    • You automatically qualify if you have a desire to be successful! Simply register at or contact an Academic Advisor (435-652-7690)
  • How do I register?
    • Contact an Academic Advisor (435-652-7690) or click this link to get started:
    • Search for SSC 1010 while registering for classes
    • Keep in mind there are two types of Trailblazer Connections courses (see below)
  • What is the difference between a pre-semester course and a semester course?
    • A pre-semester course takes place 3 school days before actual classes start (August 14-August 16, 2019 from 8am-4pm).  You will meet four other times throughout the semester to receive more instruction for an hour each. 
    • A full semester course follows the regular schedule and meets two times per week throughout the semester.
  • Will food be provided on the three days in the pre-semester course?
    • Lunch will be provided for you on Wednesday and Friday. Your instructor will give you more instructions about Thursday- but be prepared to bring or purchase your own lunch.
  • What are the course requirements?
    • Make connections to the university, engage yourself in the process of being an educated person and learn to become involved in the university community. Must meet with a peer coach four times throughout the semester.
  • What is a Peer Coach?
    • A peer coach is a fellow student who is a trained mentor, who helps guides students through their first semesters of college. They ensure students have the skills and resources necessary to succeed.
    • Learn more here:

  • What semester should I take the Trailblazer Connections course?
    • All students are invited to take this course at any point of college. It is recommended to take this course in the first or even second semester of college to ensure successful skills are learned and to have a well-rounded knowledge of the resources offered on campus.
  • What materials are required for this course?
    • Trailblazer Orientation Book (provided at orientation)
    • Becoming a Learner by Matt Sanders (found in the bookstore or online)
    • Other texts listed from your instructor
    • Pen/pencil and a notebook
  • Is there a certain place I can park?
    • You are required to have a parking pass anytime you park on campus. A parking pass may be purchased online or through the Cashier's Office.
    • Student parking can be found on this map.