WHAT IS COLLEGE CONNECTION?
College Connection brings SMILE club students onto college campuses and builds a strong connection between the students and higher education. College students serve as mentors/coaches for the Challenge events, providing support and encouragement for the Challenge, as well as sharing their experiences as a college student. Students learn about careers they want to pursue and familiarize themselves with life on a college campus. Students go into classrooms and labs and learn about academic programs and meet college students and faculty. College Connection events are paired with engineering and ocean sciences Challenges.

2020 DATES
Elementary/Middle School Challenge Days (regional)
   TBA - Eastern Oregon University, LaGrande, OR
   TBA - Oregon Tech, Klamath Falls, OR
   May 9, 2020 - Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
High School Clubs College Connection and Challenge - April 16-17, 2020 OSU and WOU campuses

2019 DATES
Elementary/Middle School Challenge Days (regional)
   April 6, 2019 - Eastern Oregon University
   April 13, 2019 - Southern Oregon University
   April 27, 2019 - Oregon State University
High School Clubs College Connection and Challenge - April 25-26, 2019 OSU and WOU campuses

2018 DATES
Elementary/Middle School Challenge Days (regional)
   April 14, 2018 - Eastern Oregon University
   April 21, 2018 - Southern Oregon University
   May 12, 2018 - Oregon State University
High School Clubs College Connection and Challenge - April 26-27, 2018 OSU and WOU campuses

2017 DATES
Middle School Clubs College Connection and Challenge - March 8-9 and March 9-10, OSU and WOU campuses
High School Clubs College Connection and Challenge - April 27-28, OSU and WOU campuses