First Year Seminar & Learning Community Digital Brochure – 2018


FYS - First Year Seminar course; taught as a standalone course with a theme if indicated. 

LC - Learning Community; taught as a themed FYS course with associated pre-registered core classes. 

Start Strong. Finish Ahead.

Discover strategies to get ahead by enrolling in a First Year Seminar or joining a Learning Community. Exclusive to first-year students, these opportunities can help set you on a path to success at Auburn, with benefits that include:

  • Learning in a small classroom environment
  • Improving essential academic skills
  • Building lasting friendships
  • Making campus connections

First Year Seminars 

First Year Seminar (FYS) courses welcome students to the Auburn Family by connecting them to the campus and its helpful resources. Students work to improve critical academic skills such as time management, note taking, study strategies, test preparation, and effective reading techniques. A deep exploration of majors and careers rounds out the experience.

Learning Communities 

Learning Communities (LC) is an innovative academic program that groups first-year students with peers who share similar academic interests. Placed in groups of 19, LC students are pre-registered and co-registered into core curriculum courses. Also, LC students are enrolled in a First Year Seminar (FYS) course that combines the theme of their LC with the essential skills taught in FYS courses.


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Last modified: May 7, 2018