First-Year Seminar

Community Description

Regardless of which Residence Hall you are placed in, consider participating in a one-credit C&I 194: First-Year Seminar course with other students living in your Residence Hall. Students choosing this option will be enrolled in a one-credit seminar course with other students living in their building so they are taking a class and building a cohort with other people they live with. Participation in seminar courses such as this one is connected to a greater likelihood of graduating. You will learn about campus life and resources, develop key academic skills, and have a smooth transition to college, all while making stronger connections with other first-year students living around you.

Programs & Events

Much of the programs and events associated with this option will be tied to the C&I 194: First-Year Seminar course students are enrolled in. UM Housing staff will provide complimentary transitional, educational, and social programming.  

Housing Location

Students can choose this option regardless of where they want to live, as they will be pre-enrolled into a seminar course with other students in the building they are placed in. 

How to Apply

Students may indicate their interest in participating in the First-Year Seminar Residential Cohort by selecting the option on the Assignment Preference Priority page of the housing application.  

Students who have already completed their housing application but wish to participate in this seminar may log back into their housing application and update their preference on the Assignment Preference Priority page of the housing application. 

Contact for Additional Information

For additional information about the First-Year Seminar, please contact John Nugent, Assistant Director of UM Housing.