Get ready for a fun and eye-opening intellectual workout. Taught by top faculty ready to share their scholarly zeal, these one-credit seminars are extremely popular and will pique your curiosity while you experience the excitement of research. No pressure, no grades, no formal exams and exclusively for new students.
FIGS: First-Year Interest Group Seminars
Learn the ropes of academic life and explore career interests in small one-credit seminars taught by peer instructors. Delve into everything from environmental policy to philosophy to business. Connect quickly with other new students and begin your journey to personal and professional success. Develop leadership skills and become an instructor yourself!
Take common courses and live with students who have similar interests. Make new friends quickly. Build a supportive network of peers and faculty. Discover a new passion or talent. You'll experience all this and more when you join a first-year learning community.
RU-1st provides support to students who are first in their families to attend college through academic and career advising, and by building inclusive communities.