How To: Meet Your FIG and Find Your Summer Assignment

Looking for your summer assignment or curious about your FIG? Here is a step-by-step guide to navigating our website.

Step 1: Navigate your way to the “Prospective Students” tab and then select “Current FIG Options” from the menu on the left. We have also linked it here for your convenience!

Step 2: Scroll down and find your FIG from our list of current options.

Looking for a FIG? It's not too late! Give us a call today.

It's not too late to sign up for a FIG! Give us a call at (541) 346-1131 or send us an email at and we will help you find your FIG community.


Find Your FIG at IntroDUCKtion

Welcome to the University of Oregon! We are so excited to meet you. With IntroDUCKtion beginning this week, here is all you need to know about how to sign up or learn more about FIGs!

FIG Registration Open May 15th - June 8th


Registering for a FIG is as easy as this four-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!

If you have any questions about the FIG registration process call us at 541-346-1131 or email us at

Click here for the 2018 FIG list!


Success Starts Here! First-Year Students who take FIGs fall term are more likely to stay on track and graduate on time. All admitted UO freshmen students will receive a FIG flier in the mail beginning April 15, so keep an eye out! You can find the list of FIGs offered for 2018 here! If you have any questions or would like to chat about First-Year Interest Groups, please call us at 541-346-1131 or 541-346-2896.

Apply to Be a FIG Assistant

The application to be a FIG Assistant for the 2018-2019 academic year is now closed.


A Quick Guide to Finding Your FIG During IntroDUCKtion

With IntroDUCKtion beginning with our first session today, June 29th, here is all you need to know about how to sign up for a FIG!

FIG alumni achievements: off to Harvard Law!

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!

"It's not about what it is. It's about what it can become." -Dr. Seuss

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…

Connections that Last a Lifetime

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.