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Freshman Interest Groups

At UC, a Freshman Interest Group (FIG) is a structured learning community organized around a specific major or area of interest. 

You will be enrolled in OREN 100 with students who intend to pursue a similar major. 

FIGs consists of peers from Orientation 100.  These peers are broken
(by academic area of interest) into subgroups.

Each subgroup of students will have at least two common courses together. 
These courses will vary by major.

The FIG structure allows you an increased opportunity for involvement and engagement within the campus community. The remainder of your class schedule will be developed in collaboration with a first year advisor.

Student Benefits

  • Introduces you to your major in the first semester, or for undecided students, allows the student to explore career options
  • Enables you to develop a peer-network group with similar professional interests
  • Provides you with faculty collaborating to encourage student involvement and engagement