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Welcome Weekend

Thursday, August 19 - Sunday, August 22

First-Year Initiative

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Welcome Weekend

Thursday, August 19 - Sunday, August 22

The best thing you can do to ensure your collegiate success this Fall is to register for General Studies 101!

There are 3 stages within the First Year Initiative Program:

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The UT Martin First Year Initiative (FYI) is a unique program designed to help First Year Students with their transition to university life.

 

During SOAR, prospective First Year students meet with academic advisors and register for classes.

 

Additionally, students and parents receive information about various student services including academic support, housing, financial aid, and student involvement.

Thursday, August 19 - Sunday, August 22

 

Check-in for Welcome Weekend is on Thursday, August 19, 2021. The exact times will be released later this summer. All students registered for General Studies 101 class are strongly encouraged to attend Welcome Weekend.

The General Studies 101 class begins during Welcome Weekend and is a semester-long, two-credit hour class which focuses on the strategies and skills needed to achieve success in the collegiate environment.

 

The class is taught every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM by a faculty mentor and one or more PEP Leaders .

 

This course graded A-F does factor in to the Tennessee Lottery Scholarship grade point average. Over a 10 year period, 96% of students enroll in the General Studies 101 course. Of those who make an A, the overall semester average is 3.10. Those who choose not to enroll have an overall semester average of 2.50.

Catalogue Description:

GENS 101-General Studies, Seminar in Freshman Studies (2 credit hours)

 

This class consists of small group discussion of the problems commonly encountered by First Year Students making the transition from high school to college. The major aspects of the course include assigned readings on current topics, informational programs presented by major academic units, academic and career planning placement and proficiency testing in addition to general orientation to the university.

 

The Learning Outcomes for the General Studies 101 class are:

  1. Show understanding of academic/curricular requirements
  2. Show understanding of opportunities for interpersonal connections for success
  3. Show understanding of and for decision-making and time-management skills for success
  4. Show understanding of communication skills needed for success
  5. Show understanding of technical skills needed for success in your chosen profession or a profession of interest.