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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. Students will not be allowed to withdraw from the course except by special permission from the Senior Director of the Academic Support Center. Students will be able to change their grade by repeating the course through independent study.
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. Students requesting an exemption based on one or more of the following criteria should contact the Senior Director of the ASC. 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.