LoboConnect for Students is a mobile platform allows students to schedule appointments, communicate with advisors and staff, and access campus resources.
LoboConnect is a new web-based tool that connects students, faculty and staff in network of support, focused on student success. LoboConnect creates a centralized place to make advising and Career Center appointments, communicating with staff and accessing other support services.
The Advising Redesign is intended to create a model of advising to support every lower-division student with the goal of increasing graduation rates and eliminating the achievement gap for Pell Eligible and underrepresented minority students. In pursuit of these ambitions, Sonoma State University has worked over the past year to redesign the advising model. This new model will provide each student under 60 units with a team of professional academic advisors consisting of a faculty advisor and professional academic advisor.
Did you know that you need to take 15 units a semester to graduate on time (i.e., two years for transfer students or four years for first-time freshmen)? On average students who take at least 15 units a term at Sonoma State University on have higher GPA’s, higher persistence rates, and are more likely to graduate on time.
In order for Sonoma State University students to persist towards on-time graduation, it is important to register for courses in their academic plan each semester. Reenrollment Quest is an initiative where professional academic advisors proactively reach out to students to assist them with registration for the next semester, identifying and removing holds, and guiding their choices to promote persistence.
Seawolf Chat is a chatbot with which Sonoma State University students can send questions via text to get answers 24/7. This chatbot will benefit the university by improving yield and reducing summer melt, providing students with personalized engagement through nudges and guidance, increasing persistence, and streamlining workflows and building staff efficiency.