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First-Year Interest Groups

A First-year Interest Group (FIG) is a group of 18-25 first-year students who take two to four classes together during their first fall semester at UT. Each group attends a weekly seminar led by a peer mentor and a staff facilitator. FIG students develop a sense of community as they attend classes, study, and participate in various activities and events with their mentor and fellow first-years. View current FIG course clusters.

Students discuss issues like

  • study and time management strategies
  • campus life and involvement opportunities
  • social opportunities and issues

What is a FIG anyway?