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First-Year Interest Groups

As an incoming freshman, you have the option studentsof 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 linked together and 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.

2015 FIGs
  • Art Program. For students who have been pre-accepted into the Art Department. Students take two to three art foundation courses in common and live together in Lenape Hall.
  • BS/DO Program. For students who have been pre-accepted into the BS/DO program. Students take Pre-Osteopathic Seminar, General Chemistry I, and Biology I togehter, and live together in Lenape Hall.
  • Scholar’s Mentorship Program (SMP). For students invited to participate in the SMP program. Student take Issues in the Education of Underrepresented College Students and live together in Shango Hall.
  • Business Pre-Major FIG. For students pre-accepted into the Business Department. Students take Comp I and two business courses together.
  • Art Pre-Major FIG. For students pre-accepted into the Art Department. Students take two to three art foundation courses together.
  • Honors Program. For students pre-accepted into the Honors program. Students take two courses in common.