First-Year Interest Group (FIG)

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students at shore acres field trip

First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) are for students who only want a fall term experience. FIGs are between 5-9 credits (at most half of a full time schedule). FIGs are intentionally small to maximize the interconnectivity between students, faculty, and the peer mentor, with each FIG being limited to 20 students.

Each FIG is unique and tailored to explore an exciting academic theme while helping students acclimate to campus both academically and socially. There are seven themes to choose from, and with over 50 FIGs offered each fall there is something for everyone!


FIGs engage students inside and outside of the classroom. Take a trip to the Portland Zoo to get hands-on field experience in the Animal Behavior FIG. Create art that channels and challenges pop culture, then display it at the Annual Critical Art Show in the Remixing Media, Critiquing Culture FIG. Become an apprentice historian by conducting original research when you access records, photographs, films, letters, and interviews in UO Special Collections - then leave your mark by donating your own project to the University Archives in the Hidden History FIG.


95%
of FYE students in fall 2019 said they made connections with other students in their program.
1 in 2
eligible first-year students enroll in a First-Year Experience.

 


In order promote to social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, First-Year Programs services are currently being offered remotely.

Please use the below options to contact us or set up an appointment.

Email

SEND US AN EMAIL

Please email figs@uoregon.edu with any questions. 

Meeting

MEET WITH US

Follow the link below to be connected directly with a FIG Team Member.

Connect with us on Microsoft Teams

Resources

GIVE US A CALL

Please call 541-346-1131 with any questions.