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University 101: Enhancing First-Year Success

First-year students are encouraged to enroll in University 101 (UNIV 1010) during their first semester on campus.

These small, interactive classes of approximately 19 students engage you in the process of reflecting about your transition from high school to college. University 101 is a 1-credit course that emphasizes in-class participation and provides an ongoing introduction to campus resources.

The topics covered in University 101 include:

  • Understanding Yourself in the Context of SLU
  • Succeeding Academically--In and Out of class
  • Vocation: Majors, Jobs, Personal and Professional Purpose
  • Learning from the Diversity of the SLU Community

U101 Small Group

Unsure how the course fits with your major? Typically, the course fills an elective credit but some programs may require the course. 

How many students will be taking the course? While you will typically only have 19 students in your section of U101, nearly 900 students each fall will enroll in the course.

Are you a transfer student? One section of University 101 (UNIV 2010) is offered for transfer students who are consider pre-health professions. The Univ 2010 course is supported by a professional staff member from Pre-Health Studies to ensure a positive transition as you stay on-track for your professional goals.

U101 Time Management Lesson

Are you considering joining a Learning Community? The following Learning Communities have sections devoted to their specific community:

  • Career and Major Exploration
  • Engineering
  • Life Sciences
  • Health Sciences

In addition to sections for the Learning Communities, themed sections are provided for students with specific interests or in specific programs. Some of these themed U101 classes include:

  • Student-Athletes
  • Athletic Training majors 
  • Career decision making  
  • Occupational Therapy majors (listed as OCS 1000)
  • Physical Therapy majors (listed as DPT 1111)
  • Pre-Law students

If you are interested in becoming a U101 peer instructor, visit the FYE Leadership Position page.


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