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A First-Year Experience for Everyone

of FYE students make connections to peers and faculty
of FYE students recommend taking a First-Year Experience Program
of FYE students utilize important university resources during their first term


​​​​​What are FIGs?

Each FIG is unique and tailored to explore an exciting academic theme while helping students acclimate to campus both academically and socially. FIGs are intentionally small to maximize the interconnections with students, faculty, and the peer mentor, with each FIG being limited to 20 students.

There are seven themes to choose from and with over 50 FIGs offered each fall there is something for everyone!

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Choosing a First-Year Experience that fits you




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Equity and inclusion are at the core of who we are.

First-Year Programs is committed to fostering belonging and building inclusive and equitable communities for our student body.


UO Common Reading

Common Reading shares stories and experiences that matter to the entire UO community. Shared stories create community, enrich curriculum, and enhance research engagement.


Common Reading 2023-2024