Freshman Year Program



The mission of the Freshman Year Program is to orient and retain incoming and second semester students by providing personalized academic advisement and support services. The primary goal of
the Freshman Year Program is to assist first and second semester freshman with many of the transitional issues they face during their first academic year in college. This goal encompasses academic, personal and career advisement. In addition to instructional activities within their freshman seminar courses, academic advisors provide crisis intervention, referrals and follow-up. Freshman Seminar I (FS 101) focuses on five interdisciplinary modules (Bonding, Orientation, Study Library Skills, Wellness and Education/Careers), an extensive orientation to Medgar Evers College, and how to successfully meet the demands of college and personal responsibilities while maintaining physical, emotional and social health.

Freshman Seminar II (FS 102) primarily focuses on the Education/ Careers module introduced in FS 101 and enhancing students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills in written and oral expressions.

FS 101 Freshman Seminar I

1 credit; 3 class hours
Freshman Seminar is designed to provide first-time college
students and first and second semester Re-Admit students with the necessary skills required for a successful college experience. Five interdisciplinary modules will be presented: Bonding, Orientation, Study/Library Skills, Wellness, and Education/Careers. Skills
will include study habits, listening, note/test taking, library and research techniques, college/life management, and student rights and responsibilities as they relate to Medgar Evers, the institution, mission, organization and function of its offices. Library Research/ Study Skills will be reinforced throughout the curriculum. This course is not to offered to SEEK students. Pre-requisite: None

FS 102 Freshman Seminar II
1 credit; 1.5 class hours
This course will continue to reinforce student awareness of college services, foster students’ involvement in college, community resources and activities, and foster critical thinking and problem solving skills. The five interdisciplinary modules introduced in FS 101 (Bonding, Orientation, Study/Library Skills, Wellness, Education/ Careers) will be reinforced, moving from the theoretical to a
practical hands-on approach. The Education/Careers module will
be the focus of FS 102. The major course emphasis is to expose freshman students to career development techniques including career exploration, job search techniques, resume preparation, interviewing strategies, self-assessment awareness and graduate school exploration. Library Research/Study Skills will be reinforced throughout the curriculum. This course is not offered to SEEK students. Pre-requisite: FS 101
The Freshman Year Program is located in Room B-2015 in the 1650 Bedford Avenue Building and can be reached at 718.270.4960.

Office Hours
Monday – Friday        9:00am – 5:00pm

Director Administrative
Jeffrey Sigler
Norma Blaize
Academic Advisors  
Jane Alexander
Cory Brown
Deborah Charles
Keshia Graham
Lystra Huggins
Rita Leocal
Gerald White-Davis