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Join a FIG!

As an incoming freshman, you have the option of participating in a First-Year Interest Group (FIG). FIGs create smaller communities where students can more easily get to know their peers and professors. FIGs -- some of which include a shared residence hall -- consist of one to three courses taken by a cohort of first-year students. When you sign up for a FIG, you get to:

  • Register early and have a partial schedule made prior to your orientation session.
  • Enroll in some of our most popular courses.
  • Interact with professors who excel at connecting with first-year students.
  • Complete General Education requirements and explore or start a major.

Students will be notified by email when FIGs are available for registration in my.newpaltz.edu.

2016 FIGs:

Registration is easy:

  1. LOG INTO my.newpaltz.edu
  2. CLICK ON the Applicants tab
  3. CLICK ON the Register for a First-Year Interest Group Link
  4. SELECT the FIG you want and register!