First Year Academic Support

First Year Advising employs two full-time faculty members and hires more than 200 sophomores, juniors, and seniors each semester to help first-year students build study skills, understand course content, and find effective strategies for motivation:

  • Our Learning Resource Center provides tutoring sessions for specific courses that first-year students are taking. These sessions are led by students who have successfully completed the course and supplement the support provided by course instructors.
  • Our Program for Academic Excellence helps students build study skills and strategies that can be applied across courses and disciplines.

If you need help with writing and research, we can connect you with support from the Writing Center and the First Year Librarian; both programs offer one-on-one consultations to address your specific needs.