Featured FIGs: Portable Life Museum, ®emixing Media, ©ritiquing ©ulture, Rock 'n' Physics

These three featured FIGS are part of the broader FIG offerings for fall of 2017. To see the full list please visit the Finding the FIG For You page.

Featured FIGs: Art, Culture, and Comics, Edible History, Mapping Without Borders

These three featured FIGS are part of the broader FIG offerings for fall of 2017. To see the full list please visit the Finding the FIG For You page.

Sasha Chang

From Thinking About Teaching to Teaching in Actuality

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.

2017 FIG Assistant Applications are Live!

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.

Let the hunt begin!

Fall term has begun, which means it is time for our annual FIG Hunters contest.

Gear Up for Fall

It’s time to meet your FIG!

Finding the Way to Your FIG During IntroDUCKtion

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.

Open FIGs For Hawaii Introducktion!

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!

First-Year Student Josh Silva’s Series of Campus Connections

When freshman Josh Silva met me in the newly renovated EMU to talk about his experiences in the “Risky Business” First-Year Interest Group (FIG), he was coming from a midterm exam in Professor Mike Urbancic’s Macroeconomics (EC) 202 class.

A World of Opportunity in Three Open FIGs!

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!