First-Year Seminars introduce students to academic inquiry and the modes of expression that lie at the heart of a liberal arts education.
Storytelling, Identity, Social Change
In Terry Dolson’s First-Year Seminar, students explore the role of storytelling in social change while mentoring residents at Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center.
Buckwheat and Caviar
First year students explore ideas of sustainability in the context of Russian culture in a First-Year Seminar led by professor Yvonne Howell.
Amaury Perez, '16
Cuban immigrant Amaury Perez, ’16, works to provide better opportunities for under-served people in his new home country.
When Steve Allred arrived as provost in 2008, he helped chart a new course for the UR academic experience. At the conclusion of his term, he reflects on the changes and talks about his next steps.
In the First-Year Seminar Dreaming of the Prophet, students see the impact of religion in the world while learning the ins and outs of college-level scholarship.
Incoming first-year students have a myriad of options available when they consider their First-Year Seminars.
Each month this fall, first-year students had the opportunity to meet with local leaders so they could “get a glimpse of how power in the city operates in practice.”
A pre-orientation program for multicultural students helped Josh Grice, ’14, make an impact during his first year in college.
In his first-year seminar, Tom Mullen is teaching new students to see journalism as a catalyst for social change, while developing the skills they need for academic success at the University of Richmond.
Guided by Dr. Malcolm Hill, 16 first-year students took a semester-long voyage through cultural, historical, and scientific worlds to explore the interactions between humans and oceans.