Welcome to University 101!

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Welcome to University 101!

Why should I choose the University 101 program?

It is an academic program designed to help students successfully navigate the  challenges and meet the expectations of being an undergraduate student scholar at a research university.  We have high expectations for our students and want to provide a challenging and supportive environment that helps students maximize their potential now and in the future.  Studies suggest that students who participate in seminars like University 101 tend to earn higher grades and to continue in college until graduation more so than those students who do not participate. Please see our Student Achievement and Persistence Research page for more information.

Furthermore, we want students to feel comfortable here and make meaningful connections to faculty, staff, and other students.  Following UNC’s tradition of personal attention to its students, University 101 courses are small in size, so instructors can support students individually and help them make the most of their college education and create an environment where students can build strong friendships and lasting peer networks.

Does this program help me fulfill my graduation requirements?

Yes! University 101 is a Liberal Arts Core (LAC) elective course that helps fulfill 3 credits of the 40 LAC credits required of all UNC students.

Who should take this course?

This course was designed to challenge all students to achieve at a higher level.

  • Entering first-time Freshman students
  • Students who may have struggled their first semester(s) and need more help excelling in college
  • Transfer students, Veterans and non-traditional students who need help transitioning to the challenges and expectations of the university
  • Any undergraduate student interested in the topics

What are some of the activities included in the course?

Classes are designed to be highly interactive and student-centered.  Students will have frequent opportunities to directly apply new skills to their current coursework. Topics range from research skills, time management and organizational strategies, memory and information processing and motivation.  Please see the link below for the full course description and student learning objectives.

Course Description and Student Learning Objectives

Are entering freshmen required to participate?

No, enrollment is limited and participation is based on early selection.

How do I contact University 101 Staff?

Angela L. Vaughan, PhD
Director, First Year Curriculum & Instruction
(970) 351-1175
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Brett Wilkinson
Graduate Program Assistant
(970) 351-1632


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Office of ASA

First Year Seminars

University of Northern Colorado

Campus Box 79

501 20th Street

Greeley, CO 80639


  • James A. Michener Library
  • Room 149