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!
Looking to work in Public Relations, Non-Profit Management, International Business, or anything else that connects with regions outside the US? Interested in getting on the path to study abroad bearly in your college career? Check out three of our remaining open FIGs, all of which focus on regions outside the US and all of which will let you start your first year by learning about something new!
Worried about being prepared for the upcoming FIG Registration on Duckweb? We're here to help! Consider this a checklist of what you need to know to be prepared to register for your FIG.
Registration opens May 16th at 4:00 pm Pacific and will close by June 10th (or when FIGs fill.)