The Dean of Freshmen counsels and advises all first-year students on academic matters. The office is located in the Office of the Dean of Studies, Main Building, N-128

Academic Information

Every freshman is required to elect at least one Freshman Writing Seminar. Each year, many introductory courses, designated Freshman Writing Seminar, provide entering students the opportunity to develop particular abilities in a small class setting along with fellow freshmen who are making the transition to college work.

Advice, Counsel, and Selected Resources

Answers to questions are readily available, from a range of resources; the information offered should help you determine where to turn with a particular question.
List of resources and information for freshmen

Important Dates

Tues Aug 26

New Student Orientation begins. International students arrive Sat, Aug 23; international orientation is Sun, Aug 24 and Mon, Aug 25.

Tues Sep 2

Classes begin. View academic calendar

Sat-Sun Sep 20-21