Navigating Success: Discover Your Course
Your first year of college is one of the most exciting, yet challenging, times of your life! College life is a new world: a time of explorations, self-reflection, enlightenment, and discovery.
First Year Seminar (FYS 100) is a course that introduces you as a college freshman (100) to the tools and resources available campus wide that, when properly utilized, helps you reach your ultimate college journey destination: GRADUATION. It explores various topics critical to the development of academic, social, and life-skills such as effective note-taking, time-management, conflict resolution, and cultural competency. As well, it assists you in successfully navigating university resources and procedures, developing basic academic skills, and finding your unique place as part of the Delta State community.
Transfer First Year Seminar (FYS 300) is a course that focuses on growing the skill set that you’ve already learned during your previous educational conquests. Under the mindset that growth is always possible, and the best can always be better, we dig deeper into the concepts introduced in FYS 100 with a focus on mindful evaluation and goal setting. The destination is the same as FYS 100: GRADUATION!
There is a Student Peer Mentor component to many of our sections. The Student Peer Mentors are returning students who have successfully navigated their own first year of college and are willing to share their knowledge with new students. These students are recruited directly by the First Year Seminar instructors they serve. This team of students loves Delta State University, and they want to help you develop that same sense of pride that they have!
Here at Delta State, we feel very strongly that the earlier you begin to feel a part of the DSU family, the more likely you are to experience success here. Your Statesman Journey and your Okra Life begin here – we can’t wait to see what you become!
First Year Seminar is offered at various days and times to ensure you can take it during a time that is convenient for your schedule. Each instructor offers a unique perspective based on their unique experiences. You can pick your class section based on your preferred time or your preferred instructors.
What You’ll Learn
While each course section is taught by a different instructor, they all cover the same concepts. Below is a list of topics to be covered in your FYS 100 course:
Dr. Jon Westfall
Coordinator, First Year Seminar
Bailey 2nd Floor; DSU Box 3204
Cleveland, MS 38733
Submit your event to be listed in our Passport Point Calendar!
Stay connected to everything going on in FYS – and view this year’s Passport Point Calendar!
S.O.S. (Stay Okra Strong) Early Alert system helps identify and assist at-risk students through organized outreach.