The Freshman Seminar is a one-credit course required for all freshmen. It is designed to assist students with their transition to college and to enable them to grow intellectually and personally. Through weekly goal oriented sessions, students learn how to take charge of their education by learning strategies for time management, organizational skills, note taking, and about the many resources within the college. The purpose is to provide students with the tools necessary to be successful in their college careers. A very unique aspect of the Freshman Seminar program is that the weekly sessions are conducted by the student’s academic advisor.
The Advisors play an important role in the life of our freshmen. This group of faculty members and administrators are specially trained to guide students through the sometimes complex advisement and registration process. For their first semester, the Freshman Seminar instructor is also the student’s academic advisor which helps transition the student to college. Academic advisors from the student’s major are assigned in their second semester.