Blue to Brown Connection Program

The Blue to Brown (B2B) Connection program is a partnership between Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) and the Minnesota West Community and Technical College (MN West). 

Participants in the B2B Connection Program receive the best of both institutions from the very beginning of their college career.  Benefits include saving money by taking MN West classes on SMSU’s campus, while receiving the residential experience by living in the residence halls at SMSU.  This year, we have a specific Living and Learning Community for our B2B students, which will allow us to provide even more programming and tutoring benefits. Not to mention, B2B students have access to clubs, organizations, student activities, support services, tutoring, fitness areas, intramurals (excluding participation in intercollegiate athletics), and much more all within walking distance!

B2B participants must complete 24 Minnesota Transfer Curriculum credits in two semesters and earn a minimum GPA of 2.0.  Once students accomplish this, they will be able to transfer into SMSU and become full-time SMSU students!  Overall, the B2B Connection program aims to give students additional academic and social support as they begin their college experience.  Through their involvement in the program, students will be given tools to enhance their success at the university level.  They will also be given the opportunity for many different forms of personal and professional development so that they can tap into their true strengths and abilities.

Check out our Opportunities to Visit Campus page to sign up to visit campus!


Contact Information

Blue to Brown Connection Program
1501 State Street
IL 224C
Marshall, MN 56258

Scott Voss
Blue to Brown Connection Coordinator
Phone: 507-537-6023

Questions about B2B?

Our mission is to help you, so please don't hesitate to ask us a question! Send an email right to the B2B Connection Coordinator by clicking here.

Last Modified: 5/7/18 1:47 PM