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The YearOne class serves as an interdisciplinary catalyst for first-year students to access campus resources, services and opportunities that promote self-knowledge, leadership development, social responsibility and life skills awareness and application. YearOne is also designed to challenge and encourage first-year students to get to know one another, build friendships and help them become an integral part of the campus community.
YearOne is a zero-credit course that will occur during the first 10 weeks of the 14 week semester. First-year students will take YearOne during their first semester.
Completion of the course is a first-year requirement.
Topics covered during the course are as follows:
The peer advisor is a paid position for upper-class students. The peer advisors will be responsible for collaborating with the instructor to plan and facilitate lessons and activities.
All traditional first-year students will be required to take YearOne. If the exemption is approved, a waiver code will be applied in SIS.
Students enrolled at RIT's international campuses should contact their academic advisor to review their academic requirements.