First-Year Seminar

The First-Year Seminar program continues the orientation process by helping students identify and use specific strategies for academic, personal, and social success while at Stevenson. The program provides students not only with the information and knowledge essential for success in college but also with a forum to address issues and topics of concern to them in their transition from high school to college. Each major has a specific section of First-Year Seminar which introduces them to their academic program. The First-Year Seminar also serves as a tool to introduce students to the Career ArchitectureSM process that will guide them through their time at Stevenson. Additional topics discussed in First-Year Seminar include strategies for academic success, reviewing University regulations and procedures, clarifying values, and exploring the principles of career development and decision-making. Faculty, administration, staff, and students meet in small groups for discussion and activities. The First-Year Seminar is a requirement for graduation.