Welcome to Freshman Seminar!

20 02 2008

Attention Incoming Freshman

As you start thinking about classes for next semester, look into or ask your advisor about UNC 101: Freshman Seminar. This is a discussion based class designed for incoming freshman that offers small classes sizes, an opportunity to hone writing skills without your grade depending only on written assignments, and a chance to become familiar with the campus and academic expectations in a non-threatening environment. UNC 101 is a 10 week course as opposed to the full semester 15 week standard which allows students to have one less class to focus on during finals week.

For more information, professor bios, sample syllabi and lectures as well as student testimonials visit the class blogs on the right sidebar.


Freshman Seminar Coordinator, Mary Groom-Hall

21 05 2009

Dr. Mary Groom-Hall explains the design behind Freshman Seminar and why it is an excellent choice for incoming freshman at the University of the Montana.

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Supporting the New UM Student

19 02 2008


New UM students come in all shapes and sizes, all ethnicities, and from all backgrounds.  But one thing they all have in common is their intitial apprehension in this new college environment.

 Whether a new student is a nontraditional single parent starting college for the first time or an 18-year old freshman just out of high school, there is a sense of freshness, optimism, and new beginnings.

Freshman Seminar, the initial class offered for the First Year Experience, has been in existence for 15 years.  Our goal is to help students make the connections between the classroom, the Library, campus opportunities, their teachers, their new acquaintances, and real life.  We help students bridge the intimidating world of academics and give them the confidence they need to succeed in college.

Sample Course Syllabus