First-Year Seminar

College is an adventure. Here’s your guidebook.

Your success in college is our mission. That’s why we’ve designed the First-Year Seminar.

Every first-time-in-college student at UT Permian Basin must take the First-Year Seminar—a semester-long class, 50 minutes in length, that meets once a week during the fall semester. During that time you’ll learn skills, resources, and techniques for making the most of your time on campus and in our community.

Who Takes the First-Year Seminar?

All college students in their first semester at UT Permian Basin must take the course, including dual credit students who earned college credits before arriving here.

Pursue Your Interests (and Make New Friends)

During your First-Year Seminar, you’ll participate in a university oral history project and other activities designed to help you engage with other students, faculty, and people all over campus who work to help students succeed in academics and in life.


Contact us at fye@utpb.edu