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Questions about First Steps with the University?  Contact:

Dr. Gerald Mitchell
Associate Dean of University College
Phone: 910-672-1060

First Steps with the University - Reminders

Students who have registered for First Steps should note that:

  • Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. in the Rudolph Jones Student Center (RJSC) Building. The program will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Activities will continue until approximately 4:00 p.m. Please be prepared to remain for the entire day. Directions to FSU and a campus map.
  • Students: You will complete placement exams during First Steps. Get a good night’s rest the night before so you can do your best! We will use the results along with SAT scores and High School GPA to make sure your FSU classes correspond to your level of preparation. 
  • Family Contact Information: Families will have an opportunity to provide e-mail and phone information in order to receive updates and information. Family members should make sure they have their e-mail address information up to date.
  • Family Members: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking.
  • Students and Families will have separate programs for much of the day. Your itineraries will bring you back together at the end of the day.  However, if at all possible, please bring cell phones to stay in contact with each other and so that University personnel can reach you if necessary.
  • A buffet lunch will be offered at the FSU Dining Hall for $6.96 (Saturday)/$7.76 (Friday), payable at the door. 
  • Please be sure to bring any documents requested by the Financial Aid Office, Residence Life, Student Health Services or others.
    • Note: Students with prior college credit should bring copies of all transcripts from other institutions. This will ensure that advisors can create accurate schedules in the unlikely event that transcripts have not been received or entered into our system.
  • Photo ID: Students will have ID photos made at First Steps. Cards will be ready for pick-up in August. Students should bring a photo ID such as a driver's license to verify identify.

Check your e-mail frequently over the next week! We will send you a series of messages as a First Steps pre-vU. You will also receive a copy of your First Steps Questionnaire. If you have not completed the Questionnaire, please do so before First Steps.

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