First-Year Seminar

The First-Year Seminar Program

The University’s First-Year Seminar (FYS) program is designed to support you through the challenging process of starting college. No matter the course topic, your seminar will help you develop and apply core skills such as critical thinking, careful reading, and successful academic writing. Your FYS professor will be your initial academic advisor at the University and will continue to advise you through your first few semesters. Each FYS professor has chosen a seasoned and friendly University of Redlands student to serve as your peer advisor.

During New Student Orientation, you will meet your seminar professor and peer advisor to begin charting your academic path, register for the rest of your fall semester courses and to start work on your seminar topic. Each FYS will continue throughout the fall semester.