Extended Deadline for FIG Assistant Applications

Want to apply to be a FIG Assistant for fall of 2016? There's still time! The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, February 26th!

FAs work with First-Year students to connect them to campus, set them up for academic success, and find their place in our Duck community. More information on the position can be found on our First-Year Programs website or by visiting us at our office in 372 Oregon Hall. Apply today!


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Common Reading Signature Seminars

Our Common Reading selection for AY 2016-17 is Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. After reviewing some three-dozen books, Coates’ volume was the unanimous first choice of our selection committee (a group that includes about 20 faculty, students, and staff from across campus). 

Mom from The Incredibles looking determines, hopefully the inspiration for prospective applicants interested in being a sort of hero for First-Year Students in their first term of their college career.

FIG Assistant Aplications 2016

Want to be a hero in a First-Year Student’s first term? Apply to be a FIG Assistant for the Fall of 2016!

FAs work with First-Year students to connect them to campus, set them up for academic success, and find their place in our Duck community.  More information on the position can be found on the First-Year Programs website here, or by coming into our office in 372 Oregon Hall.

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#FIGHunters: Who won it all?

Congratulations to the Visualize a Better World FIG for taking the top prize in #FIGHunters! Thanks to all our participants in our inaugural year. We look forward to next year's hunt! Here are the top 5 winners

1st Place - Visulalize a Better World

2nd Place - European Grand Tour

3rd Place - Human Heirarchies

4th Place Portable Life Museum

5th Place -  Rock "n" Physics

FIG Hunters: Six Days Left to Win it All!

FIG Hunters: Six days left!

FIGs have just under one week until the deadline for our FIG Hunters scavenger hunt! All posts must be submitted by Midnight, November 22nd!

1st Annual Hip Hop Jam

2nd Annual Hip Hop Jam

Event is being held on Friday, November 20th,  in the Global Scholars Hall Great Room. Free admission, runs from 7-10 pm. The event is put on by the Hip Hop and Politics of Race FIG and features DJs, dance crews, and more. Open to everyone - come and bring your friends!

Rock ‘N’ Physics created an album cover for their album “lOve hertz,” an activity worth 49 points!

FIG Hunters: 8 Weeks to Find it All

On September 25th all FIGs and FIG students began an eight week long competitive scavenger hunt! The hunt gives students the opportunity to get to know campus, their peers, and the surrounding community.

Each FIG is a team, and each team competes by completing items on the challenge list. Each item is worth a certain amount of points, and the FIG with the highest number of points will be the winner! We will also offer specialty awards, such as funniest or most creative post.

The 2015 Common Reading book, Station Eleven features a post-apocalyptic world with elements of art and theater.

FIG Hunters Surprise Item!

Want to earn some extra points for your FIG team in the FIG Hunters: 8 Weeks to Find it All scavenger hunt? Come to Ducks After Dark tonight, 10/8/2015 and visit our table for the Common Reading! We’ll be talking about this year’s book, Station Eleven and the many opportunities to get connected to campus and fellow students!

To earn points for your FIG, take a picture with the FYP staff at our table and post it to Instagram. Make sure to tag @uofigs and tell us what FIG team to give the points to in the description!

Streets full for lunch!

FIG Hunters Surprise Item! ASUO Street Fair 2015

Leaves falling, chill in the air, the smell of food cooking, and there’s always money in the banana stand…the ASUO street fair is here! Now is your chance to go as a FIG to explore the fair’s variety of vendors and peruse the different little shops and stalls.

The best part? Visiting the fair and sending in a picture of yourself or your FIG enjoying the activities and vendors is now a Surprise Item for the FIG Hunters Scavenger Hunt!