Bear Connections

United Way Kickoff 2016

Bear Connections is an opportunity to learn how financial aid works at Mercer University, understand classroom expectations and the student-faculty relationship, and to acquire the skills to navigate Canvas, Mercer’s online course system for students. During the program you will begin to build a network of resources that will help you start your Mercer journey on the right path.  At Bear Connections, you will find out more about:

  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Canvas and MyMercer
  • Tutoring
  • Academic writing and Math Enhancement Sessions
  • And many other resources!

We strongly recommend that you take advantage of this opportunity to work with Mercer staff before your classes begin.
Listed below is a sample agenda of Bear Connections:

Time                Activity

9:00-9:30        Meet and Greet (Light Refreshments) 
9:30-10:30      Office of Nontraditional and Evening Services Orientation
                        “Making the Classroom Work for You”
                        (Panel Discussion by Mercer Alumni and Current Students)
10:30-11:30   Canvas and MyMercer Computer Training 
11:30-12:30   Lunch and Financial Aid Session
12:30 p.m.     Closing Remarks