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What is a FIG?

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. Learn about the types of FIGs and view FIG course clusters.

Why should your student join a FIG?

FIGs give new students the support and tools they need to navigate and succeed at the university. Enrolling in a FIG will give your student a number of advantages. Learn how your student can join.

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