First-Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars introduce students to academic inquiry and the modes of expression that lie at the heart of a liberal arts education.

FYS Feature Stories

March 27, 2018
Northside Vibes

Few first-year students can claim a byline in a newspaper or magazine. Six University of Richmond students in the first-year seminar Civic Journalism and Social Justice taught by director of public affairs journalism Tom Mullen published their work in Northside Vibes.

April 9, 2015
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.
April 6, 2015
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.
March 3, 2015
Community-Based Learning for a Day

UR’s community-based-learning program takes the classroom into the world beyond campus

February 18, 2015
Amaury Perez, '16
Cuban immigrant Amaury Perez, ’16, works to provide better opportunities for under-served people in his new home country.
June 9, 2014
Steve Allred
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.

Contact Us

If you have questions about enrollment in first-year seminars, contact your academic advisor.

More specific questions about the program may be addressed to Nicole Maurantonio, Director of Advising, First-Year Seminar, and First and Second Year Programming