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FIG’s: First-Year Interest Groups

Attention Incoming First-Year Students

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UM offers the option to elect a block schedule for first-year students each Fall called FIG’s or First-Year Interest Groups. There are 35 FIG’s available for Fall 2009 and each is theme based with an emphasis on meeting general education requirements. FIGS are very successful at building social and intellectual communities for first-year students. Each FIG holds 20 students and provides a base class schedule of around 10 credits. This is a wonderful way to meet other students that share the same majors and interests. Anyone can take any FIG. Ask your advisor during orientation which is the right FIG for you.

For a detailed list of FIG’s visit the website at


June 18, 2009 - Posted by | Curriculum Updates, First Year Programs

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