A program begun out of the Serra Club of Portland, a vocations promotion group, helps link college students to Catholic campus ministry at schools across the nation. Newman Connection also helps Catholic students find friends who are Catholic.

Students, parents, grandparents, religious education leaders and high school counselors can go to newmanconnection.com. There they can enter the student’s legal name, the college or university and the city and state where the school is located. Students who are about to head to school will get contacted by the campus ministry team.

Newman Connection, a nonprofit, helps campus ministries with programming, outreach and organizational structure. The program has connected more than 100,000 students the past two years.