First-Year Experience Seminar

The FYE seminar is a critical component of the First-Year Experience, where you will meet new people, connect with faculty and staff, and discover the UNA and Shoals communities.

FYE Seminars are themed, one-hour classes that may be associated with your major or general student success. Themes involve possibilities for majors, such as Nursing, History, or the Sciences or it can involve activities that you are interested in, such as volunteerism, study abroad, or living a healthy lifestyle. Seminar instructors determine the activities and assignments of the course, often times with your input, so your participation is important. In the past, activities have included:

  • Visits to campus and community locations of importance
  • Class discussions on current events
  • Guest presentations
  • Additional study sessions

When you arrive at SOAR this summer or at New Student Orientation, be sure to ask your academic advisor to place you in the seminar that is right for you.