First-Year Experience

Undergraduate Programs


First Year Seminar is a course designed to assist you with your transition to the University. Class size is intentionally limited in each class section to allow you to make connections with other students, and get to know your instructor on a 1–1 level.

Each First Year Seminar instructor is committed to first year student success and has specifically volunteered for the experience of working with you as a first year student! Through low student to faculty ratio and strongly committed faculty, you begin the year with an instructor who is committed to providing the tools necessary to find your road of personal success at Minnesota State University, Mankato!

Policies & Faculty


Contact Information

103 Preska Residence Community

100 Level

Credits: 1

First Year Seminar supports the development of student success skills, such as reading, writing and speaking; helps students gain intellectual confidence; builds in the expectation of academic success; and provides assistance in making the transition to the University.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-12