Freshman Year Initiative
The Freshman Year Initiative is FSU's comprehensive program for first-year students. It includes:
- Academic Advisement: University College advises students until they declare a major. The Freshman Seminar is the primary vehicle for advisement. The Freshman Seminar instructor serves as the academic advisor for the first year.
- Academic Support: University College provides a variety of support services for first-year students. They are available through the University College Learning Center.
- Academic Enrichment: University College provides a variety of programs to make the first-year experience special. Some of these programs include
- Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs): All first-year students are pre-registered for courses based on intended major or interest.
- Fusion FIGS: Some first-year students are able to opt into connecting their FIG with campus living.
- Chancellor's Reading Club: First-year students read a common text selected each year.
- University College Week: This is a full week dedicated to first and second year students. At the end of the week Mr. and Miss University College are crowned.
- University College Club: come to a meeting ot a workshop to support your first and second year experience!
Freshman Seminar is a two-semester orientation to the university that is required of all first-time freshmen to complete their first year at FSU. These courses (UNIV 101 and UNIV 102) are designed to introduce students to the university experience in general, and the history, policies, procedures, and resources of Fayetteville State University. The courses are intended to help students develop an academic plan that will enable them to graduate in four years, and acquire the time management skills, study habits, and other skills that are necessary for success at the university.