Pioneer Pathways

Pioneer Pathways

Utica College Pioneer Pathways

Utica College offers an exciting and unique experience for first-year students! Pioneer Pathways are themed communities designed to bring students, faculty, and staff together to develop a strong sense of community within first-year residence halls. These include Major Based Communities and Special Interest Communities!
Pioneer Pathways are exclusively for first year students. Space is offered on a first come, first served basis and is optional. 
To sign up, all you have to do is fill out your housing agreement.

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Major Based Communities

These floors are designed for students within specific majors. These floors will connect students to other students in their courses and to faculty and staff that can help them be academically successful and career ready. These floors will include specific information pertaining to their degree path, study sessions for common courses, and events to help students explore career options to improve affinity to their majors and the institution.

This floor is designed for students in the biology field. This floor will help you connect to other students in your major classes. This floor will also help to build a connection with faculty and staff, your major, and the institution
This floor is designed for students in the criminal justice & cybersecurity fields. This floor will help you connect with other students in your major classes. This floor will also help with build a connection with faculty and staff, your major, and the institution.
This floor is designed for students that are pursuing a degree in any health studies field including Health Studies Management, Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. This floor will help you connect to other students in your major classes. This floor will also help to build a connection with faculty and staff, your major, and the institution.
This floor is designed for students in an education major. This floor will help you connect to other students in the education field. This floor will also help to connect you to faculty and/or staff that are knowledgeable about NYS teacher requirements to help you build a connection to your major, the institution and your future career path.


Special Interest Communities

These floors are designed for students who share a specific interest. These common interests will help students connect with other students and faculty and staff to build affinity to Utica College and the greater Utica Community.

This floor is designed for students who want to actively participate in a community that embraces diversity and is inclusive of everyone.This floor will allow students to increase their understanding of their own identities, while learning how to promote an accepting and inclusive climate at Utica College.
This floor is designed for students who want to develop and enhance their leadership skills. This floor will help students get involved at UC and will help them emerge as active leaders on the Utica College Campus. This floor will focus on a variety of dimensions of leadership development such as: communication, community service, and role modeling and will connect students to current student leaders at UC.
 
This floor is designed for students who value staying active and healthy. This floor allows residents to form connections with other students who are interested in wellness and having a healthy lifestyle. This community will provide opportunities that will promote multi-dimensional wellness.
This floor is designed for students who are in the Utica College Honors Program and will help students to connect with others who are academically driven and focused on learning, both inside and outside of the classroom.
This floor is designed for students whose parents/guardians did not complete a bachelor’s degree. This living experience will provide residents with intentional services designed to help them acclimate to college, become engaged with the UC community, and develop strong academic skills.

For more information about the Pioneer Pathways, please contact Marissa Finch, Assistant Director for Student Living at mmfinch@utica.edu or (315) 792-3285.

Contact Us

Marissa Finch

Marissa Finch

Assistant Director for Student Living
Student Living and College Engagement
205 Strebel Student Center
SLCE@utica.edu
(315) 792-3285
(315) 792-3126 (fax)

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