- Students will be required to take one First-Year Seminar (FYS) course as well as a First-Year Experience (FYE) course.
- Two FYS courses will be available and students in this program will be given priority for registration in the course they select.
- The First-Year Experience course will meet on Wednesdays from 4 to 5:15 PM throughout the fall semester. You will receive information about how to register for this course when you attend Orientation Course Selection Day. Please keep the day/time in mind as you plan your fall schedule.
- Students will immediately be assigned to an advisor within the Office for Academic and Pre-Professional Advising.
- Students will also meet with a staff member in the Office of Undergraduate Education as needed, but at least twice a semester; this point of contact is meant to supplement their work with their advisor.
- Faculty and staff teaching either an FYS or the General Education/ IHU will also be expected to engage and assist students in the program by participating in at least two out-of-class activities.
- Students participating in the program will live together in a residence hall on campus.
- Within the residence halls, the RA as well as the peer mentors will work together to foster a welcoming environment for students as well as engage with them on a regular basis.
- The RA and/or the peer mentor will notify students of events and encourage participation and attendance.
- Social / additional activities will include: learning about campus, attending athletic events, learning about the local community and Baltimore, etc.