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Mollie Hand

FIG Coordinator

University of Wyoming

Dept. 3334, Coe 110

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2325

Email: figs@uwyo.edu

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FIGS

First-Year Interest Groups

Living & Learning Communities

If you're a first-time first-year student at UW, we invite you to join a First-Year Interest Group (FIG). As part of a FIG, you'll take up to four sections of linked or clustered courses for a semester while living on a 'designated' floor in the UW residence halls with other FIG students enrolled in the same course sections.

FIGs are a friendly and fun way to begin life at UW. Instead of making your way through those first research papers, final exams, and study sessions alone, you'll be part of a community of learners, yet you'll maintain the flexibility to be independent, too.

You can apply for a FIG on this website or when you complete your Residence Life and Dining Application. It is a good idea to take the two fun quizzes before you apply so that you choose wisely.

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FIG Courses

FIGs are generally designed to meet University Studies requirements, so even if you decide on a completely different major, most of the courses you've completed as part of the FIG will still satisfy courses required of all students as part of UW's general education program.

FIG Requirements

Majors in the College of Engineering cannot join FIGs. Some FIGs are major-specific. Some FIGs require a certain math ACT score. Others require pre-semester travel. Be sure to understand the specifics of the FIG you wish to join before you apply.


Fall 2020 Updates and Resources

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Mollie Hand

FIG Coordinator

University of Wyoming

Dept. 3334, Coe 110

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2325

Email: figs@uwyo.edu

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