First Year Seminar (FYS) Sessions

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) and Office of Undergraduate Research and Studies (OURS) offer a variety of study skills, time management, academic success in college, and research readiness workshops to first-year seminar students and their instructors. 

Topics we cover

  • Study Skills 
  • Metacognition 
  • College Transition
  • Research Readiness
  • Accessing LRC resources
  • Accessing OURS resources

How do LRC FYS Sessions work?

  • Instructors express interest by reaching out to the LRC.

  • LRC assigns a staff member who will be presenting to your students.

  • A convenient time for the interactive workshop is scheduled. Please plan on dedicating one class session of your FYS.

  • The assigned staff member travels to your FYS and presents to your students. Students meet and make a connection with LRC/OURS staff.

Benefits for Students

  • Explore learning strategies
  • Explore academic support at UMass Amherst
  • Connect with the LRC & OURS Staff
  • Engage with campus resources
  • Take charge of academic success