The FIG Program enjoys seeing its alumni spread their wings. Just recently, we received news that former FIG Assistant Shireen Farahani has just been accepted into Harvard Law for the upcoming school year! Shireen was the FIG Assistant for Breaking the Wall from 2011-2014 and is looking forward to getting involved with similar student programs when she gets to Harvard. We're so proud of Shireen and love seeing all of the awesome accomplishments of former FIG Assistants!
Taylor Eldridge is a senior undergraduate student receiving her Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish with a minor in Special Education this June.
Where it began…
FIG REGISTRATION IS EXTENDED UNTIL WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14TH ON DUCKWEB
Registering for a FIG is as easy as this three-step process. Follow each of these steps and you’ll be well on your way to finding the FIG for you and having a great first term experience at the UO!
Step 1: Make a list of preferred FIGs
Make sure to complete this step before the day of FIG registration.
Timmy was born and raised in the small town of Philomath, Oregon. By small town he means that his entire high school student body could fit into the Columbia 150 lecture hall. As his first day approached, Timmy grew nervous. He didn’t know too many people who would be coming with him to University of Oregon and the large class sizes typical of lower-division courses seemed intimidating. In the summer before moving to Eugene, Timmy signed up for the Hip-Hop & Politics of Race FIG. It was the first thing that jumped out at him from the vast list of FIG options.
As a freshman in 2011-12, Sasha enrolled in the Thinking About Teaching FIG. She first learned about FIGs from the Big FIG Book, and actually snagged the last spot available in her FIG! “The structure and schedule of the FIG in the first term was helpful to get and keep me on track,” Sasha said. Her FA brought in an academic advisor to talk about the EDST major, which gave Sasha a template of scheduling for future terms. Because of the academic advising session, she learned that she had to take an EDST and science class each term in order to stay on track for graduation.
Looking to join the fantastic team of UO FIG Assistants? Apply to be a FIG Assistant for Fall of 2017!
FAs work with first-year students to connect them to campus, set them up for academic success, and help find their place in the UO community. The position requires flexibility, strong communication/organizational skills, and the ability to work both independently and within groups.
With IntroDUCKtion beginning with our first session on July 11th, here is all you need to know about how to sign up for a FIG!
Your IntroDUCKtion session will be split into two days. During Day One, you can come find our table during lunch on Pioneer Mother Lawn. We will have updated information with all the FIGs that are currently open and can tell you all about any that you may be interested in. Keep in mind that FIGs will switch between being open and closed throughout each IntroDUCKtion, so which FIGs are open will change between each IntroDUCKtion session.
With the 2016 Introducktion Hawaii session beginning on July 7th, students will have plenty of options of open FIGs to choose from!
To add or change a FIG, call our office at 541-346-1131. As of the start of the session, all of the following FIGs had one or more openings. Openings can change quickly though, so be sure to call us for up to date information and to find the FIG for you!