Maverick Firsts: A First Generation Student Learning Community

This Learning Community provides an inclusive learning environment for students who identify as first-generation college students. You will be prepared for the world of college and receive assistance with personal success strategies. Let us help you acclimate to college life, understand college terminology and help with a sense of belonging to the University.

Being a part of this Learning Community will help you learn about the hidden rules of college. Explore how your unique identities and experiences can help you succeed as a college student and help you understand some of the unique challenges faced by many students who are the first in their family to attend college.

Fall Semester Courses

(Enrollment in all learning community sections of courses is required unless college credit is already earned for the course, or an academic advisor recommends changes):

  • CMST 102: Public Speaking
  • FYEX 100: First Year Seminar
  • PSYC 150: Learning Science for College Student Success

SPRING Semester Courses

(Enrollment in all learning community sections of courses is required unless college credit is already earned for the course, or an academic advisor recommends changes):

  • BIOL 100: Our Natural World
  • MASS 110: Intro to Mass Communications
  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

Where you'll live

We encourage you to live on campus with others in your Learning Community because that's where much of your networking takes place, but it is not required.

You can choose to live:

  • In designated Learning Community housing
    • Renovated double rooms located in Crawford A, B, D, McElroy E, F, H or Preska I Halls.  Renovated rooms have in-room air-conditioning and share a community bathroom with the floor.
    • You can choose to have another Learning Community student assigned as your roommate, or you may choose your own.
  • Other on-campus housing
    • It will be your responsibility to choose a housing location after the time-slot provided to you by Residential Life.
  • Off-campus

 

Meet the faculty

Dr. Susan Schalge

Learning Community Coordinator

Mavericks First A First Generation Learning Community

Meet the First Generation Learning Community Coordinator