FIG Hunters: Community, Connections, Competition
What is FIG Hunters?
FIG students (along with their FA and Faculty member) have the opportunity to participate in a friendly competition during the fall term. In addition to learning about campus resources, bonding with your fellow FIG members, and connecting to the Eugene Community, FIGs win prizes and have some creative fun!
How FIG Hunters works?
The Low-Down on FIG Friday
Welcome to the University of Oregon! It’s time to meet your FIG.
This Friday is the official kick-off event for FIGs. On Friday all students in a FIG will gather in Columbia 150 at either 10am or 11am to meet the people they will be growing and learning with for the next 10 weeks. During FIG Friday, you will meet the other students in your FIG, your Faculty member, and your FIG Assistant before the term even begins!
This year marks the beginning of FIGs for international students, or Global Bridge iFIGs! For general information about Global Bridge iFIGs, head to our section on the website detailing the specifics of how they work: FIGs for International Students
So, what exactly is the Global Bridge iFIG program? The program is meant to help guide international students to be academically successful in their time at UO, and is especially for those who come to the UO still needing to develop full command of academic English.
For students who already attended IntroDUCKtion:
If you want to sign up for a FIG, you still can! On our Finding the FIG for You page, we have all 54 of our FIGs and list them as either open or closed for enrollment. This is a great page to visit if you want to learn more about a particular FIG and if you can sign up for it.
Three of our FIGs feature Reacting to the Past (RTTP) courses within them. RTTP courses consist of elaborate role playing games set in specific historical time periods. The course instructor acts as the gamemaster, determining student roles, preparing students to play, and occasionally guiding the games as they develop.
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!
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!
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…
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.
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.
Explore the role that storytelling has played in human evolution by comparing two oral traditions: the myths and legends of hunter-gatherer peoples and the Icelandic sagas.