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First-Year Programs

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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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We want to hear from you!

In order promote to social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, First-Year Programs services are currently being offered remotely. If you are wanting to schedule a meeting, please use the above options and we will contact you to set up an appointment.


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UO Common Reading

Common Reading is about building community, enriching curriculum, and engaging research through the shared reading of an important book.

Introducing the fall 2020-2021 Common Reading Selection:
The 1619 Project | Directed by Nikole Hannah-Jones