At the start of Fall term, CMAE hosts a community celebrations to formally welcome our underrepresented student populations to campus. We are thankful for the unique perspectives brought to our institution. The goal of the Community Connection Reception is to focus on community building, academic, social and personal support, and thus, this event support students by introducing them to other students, campus leadership, faculty, staff and community members here at University of Oregon. Our reception is opened to anyone interested in attending. There's always free food, fun, prizes, and networking opportunities at each event.