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First Year Workshop

First Year Workshop Course

Starting at Orientation (as "Workshop Groups") and continuing through the Fall semester until the week after fall break, the First Year Workshop helps all first year students understand the dexterity needed for academic success in higher education. Taught by an upperclass student in a similar major, the workshop classes are "cohorted" - students will find that their peers in the workshop class are also in one of their introduction courses, and generally one or two additional classes. This allows for great opportunities for students to interact and form social and academic connections from their first weekend on campus.

 The topics covered include:

  • getting involved
  • time management
  • campus resources
  • wellness
  • reading textbooks
  • taking notes
  • taking tests
  • goal setting
  • choosing a major
  • registration

Workshop Course Materials

You will be provided a Pilot Passport and Planner that will help you through your First Year Workshop experience. This means there are not texts or other resources you will have to purchase at the bookstore. You also do not need to purchase a planner! All materials for your workshop course will be provided to you during your classes.

Workshop Leader Information

Coordinator Supplemental Questions

Coordinator Description

New Workshop Leader Supplemental Questions

Returning Workshop Leader Supplemental Questions