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First-Year Seminar Program

FYSP1000 is a course designed to increase the first year students success in the University by helping them build the skills necessary to reach their educational goals. The seminar is a part of the University's orientation program and is designed to assist students in developing educational objectives and matching them with career goals. Freshman Seminar introduces students to necessary tools as well as the framework of resources/opportunities on campus and assists students in the transition into their chosen profession. More specifically, this course is designed to:

  • Provide strategies to help students set realistic, attainable goals;
  • Assist students in developing the professional and academic skills that will enable them to attain their professional goals;
  • Identify the campus resources and support network facilitating academic, professional, and personal growth;
  • Identify out-of-classroom campus opportunities and experiences that support educational and professional goals;
  • Facilitate understanding of the relationship between social responsibility, community service, and professional development; and
  • Show the value of working and interacting with people of different cultures on campus and in the work force.
To maximize learning potential, students will be required to:
  • Attend all class sessions;
  • Participate in classroom and group activities;
  • Meet with a student organization leader, member of governance, or mentor about activities on campus;
  • Complete a community service project;
  • Register on ColonialTrak; and
  • Attend an academic advising session.

Click the links below for more details on FYSP.

See how to earn class points during orientation.
Register for the August 24th project.
Meet Your FYSP Mentor.