Student Voices

Students and instructors write and talk about their experience in CHASS Connect, Gateway to CHASS, and First-Year Learning Communities.  Click on the links below to hear/read directly from some of our students about what they have to say about CHASS F1RST.

Video Interviews:

CHASS Connect:

"The CHASS Connect staff is extremely available and approachable. They have helped me overcome my shyness in talking to my professors. I feel it has helped me transition into college."
— Student, Cost of AIDS 07'-08'

"Fun! They (peer educators) were more on a student level I guess you can say, in the sense that it was comfortable talking to them."
— Student, Cost of AIDS 07'-08'

"CHASS Connect provided me with the necessary tools to succeed at UCR. It made me keep up with my readings, as well as teaching me about time management and other very useful stuff." Student, Cost of AIDS 07'-08'

Gateway to CHASS:

"The workshops were excellent. The Peer Educators provided us with a lot f useful material; clear and understandable."
— Student, Gateway Fall 2007

"The part that was useful to me was the workshop.  Having Peer Educators really helped a lot.  Since they are students, it helps when asking silly questions."
— Student, Gateway Fall 2007

"The workshop component of the Gateway Lecture provided support and resources to help me."
— Student, Gateway Fall 2007

First-Year Learning Communities:

"I liked the Learning Community because it gave me a group of people I could see and take classes with, more than just once in discussion.  We got to know each other and had lots of fun.  It was great having classes with the same group of people so we could make the transition together."
— Student, Religious Studies 2007

"I found the small class size most useful to me because I was able to interact with the teacher more personally and it allowed relationships to form."
— Student, Religious Studies 2007