First-Year Studies offers several courses designed to help ease your transition from high school to college or from another institution to the University of Tennessee.
- FYS 100: The Volunteer Connection
- FYS 101: The UT Experience
- FYS 129: Special Topics Seminar
- TRNS 201: Transitioning on Rocky Top
- FYS 401 & 402: Peer Mentor Program
First-Year Studies coordinates Academic Alert which is an outreach program designed for early detection and intervention of students exhibiting signs of academic distress.
Peer mentors are undergraduate students who assist faculty and staff instructors in a section of FYS 101 for the fall and spring term. These campus leaders serve as role models, mentors, campus resource experts, and trusted points of contact for FYS 101 students.
First-Year Studies offers transition advising to any undergraduate student who finds themselves between majors or who is considering changing majors. Transition advisors can help you create a plan toward your success.
First-Year Studies coordinates the Volunteer Bridge program which is an invitation-only program for a select group of prospective UT students. Volunteer Bridge students live the UT student life while beginning their academic studies at Pellissippi State Community College.