First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs)

One of the most helpful and highly encouraged opportunities for student involvement at the University are First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs). FIGs are a cohort of approximately 20 students that attend one or more classes together and meet weekly for a seminar hosted by an ECE staff member and peer mentor. FIGs are designed to expose students to the many facets of campus life while creating community amongst the students. Learn more about First-Year Interest Groups

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering has 12 EE FIGs which are able to accommodate over 90% of incoming first-year students. Typically, students in these FIGs are enrolled in the same sections of EE 302 (Introduction to Electrical & Computer Engineering) and EE 306 (Introduction to Computing), our two gateway courses.


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