As a part of the First-Year Seminar course (XIDS 2002), each student must complete ONE activity in each of the FIVE categories below. Each of the five categories is worth 3% of your overall course grade (for a total of 15%). Any incomplete categories will receive no credit. Specific instructions on how to complete each category are below:

The First-Year Seminar Wolf Experience Map (PDF)

  • Wellness

    Wellness

    To Complete:    

    a) Attend and SWIPE YOUR STUDENT ID at the Health and Wellness Fair on Thursday September 13th from 11:00am – 2:00pm in the Campus Center Ballroom.

    b) OR, RSVP for the following event via Orgsync and attend:

    Title Date Location
    Suicide Prevention: Question, Persuade, Refer

    Tuesday, September 18th
    4:00 – 5:00pm OR
    5:00 – 6:00pm

    Campus Center (CC) Ballroom 108.1
    • Title:

      Suicide Prevention: Question, Persuade, Refer

      Date:

      Tuesday, September 18th
      4:00 – 5:00pm OR
      5:00 – 6:00pm


      Location:
      Campus Center (CC) Ballroom 108.1

     c) OR, Attend and SWIPE YOUR STUDENT ID at ONE of four Health and Wellness workshops below:

    Title Date Location
    Charting Your Course (Goal Setting) Tuesday, August 21st from 4:00-6:00pm
    (Drop in anytime)
    Campus Center (CC) Ballroom 108.1
    Setting Your Destination: Adulting 101 Tuesday, August 28th from
    4:00 – 5:00pm OR
    5:00 – 6:00pm
    Campus Center (CC) Ballroom 108.3
    Traveling with Friends: It Matters (Healthy Relationships) Tuesday, October 9th from
    4:00 – 5:00pm OR
    5:00 – 6:00pm
    Campus Center (CC) Ballroom 108.3
    Avoiding Road Rage: There’s an app for that!
    (Stress Management)
    Tuesday, November 6th from
    4:00 – 5:00pm OR
    5:00 – 6:00pm
    Campus Center (CC) Ballroom 108.3 
    • Title: Charting Your Course (Goal Setting)
      Date: Tuesday, August 21st from 4:00-6:00pm
      (Drop in anytime)
      Location: Campus Center (CC) Ballroom 108.1

    • Title: Setting Your Destination: Adulting 101
      Date: Tuesday, August 28th from
      4:00 – 5:00pm OR
      5:00 – 6:00pm
      Location: Campus Center (CC) Ballroom 108.3

    • Title: Traveling with Friends: It Matters (Healthy Relationships)
      Date: Tuesday, October 9th from
      4:00 – 5:00pm OR
      5:00 – 6:00pm
      Location: Campus Center (CC) Ballroom 108.3

    • Title: Avoiding Road Rage: There’s an app for that!
      (Stress Management)
      Date: Tuesday, November 6th from
      4:00 – 5:00pm OR
      5:00 – 6:00pm
      Location: Campus Center (CC) Ballroom 108.3 

  • Writing

    Writing

    To complete:    

    a) Participate in ONE Writing Center appointment (located in the Technology Learning Center, room 1201) to get assistance with a paper in any course.

    • To make an appointment
    • When you schedule your appointment you will need:
      • The course and assignment you need help with
      • Your student ID/917#
      • Your preferred appointment date/time

    b) OR, Attend and SWIPE YOUR STUDENT ID at ONE of the five Writing Center workshops below

    Title Dates Location
    What is the Writing Center and how can it help you succeed?

    Monday, August 27th from
    12:30 – 1:30pm

    Tuesday, August 28th from
    12:30 – 1:30pm

    Wednesday, August 29th from
    5:00 – 6:00pm

    Tuesday, September 11th from
    12:30 – 1:30pm

    Wednesday, September 12th from
    5:00 – 6:00pm

    1305 Technology Learning Center (TLC)
    • Title: What is the Writing Center and how can it help you succeed?
      Dates:

      Monday, August 27th from
      12:30 – 1:30pm

      Tuesday, August 28th from
      12:30 – 1:30pm

      Wednesday, August 29th from
      5:00 – 6:00pm

      Tuesday, September 11th from
      12:30 – 1:30pm

      Wednesday, September 12th from
      5:00 – 6:00pm


      Location: 1305 Technology Learning Center (TLC)

  • Active Learning

    Active Learning

    To complete:   

    a) Participate in ONE academic coaching session in the Center for Academic Success (located in the University Community Center (UCC) 200),

    b) OR, Attend and SWIPE YOUR STUDENT ID at ONE and of the for academic skills workshops below:

    Title Date Location
    Popsicles and Planning Thursday, August 23st from 12:30 – 1:30pm Campus Center (CC) Ballroom 108.3/4
    Nachos and Notetaking Thursday, September 20th from 6:00 – 7:00pm Center Pointe Suites (Residence Hall)
    Multi Purpose Room
    Cookies and Communication Tuesday, October 16th from 2:30 – 3:30pm CC Ballroom 108.3/4
    Tacos and Testing Skills Wednesday, November 14th from 6:00 – 7:00pm Oaks (Residence Hall)
    Multi Purpose Room
    • Title: Popsicles and Planning
      Date: Thursday, August 23st from 12:30 – 1:30pm
      Location: Campus Center (CC) Ballroom 108.3/4

    • Title: Nachos and Notetaking
      Date: Thursday, September 20th from 6:00 – 7:00pm
      Location: Center Pointe Suites (Residence Hall)
      Multi Purpose Room

    • Title: Cookies and Communication
      Date: Tuesday, October 16th from 2:30 – 3:30pm
      Location: CC Ballroom 108.3/4

    • Title: Tacos and Testing Skills
      Date: Wednesday, November 14th from 6:00 – 7:00pm
      Location: Oaks (Residence Hall)
      Multi Purpose Room

  • Global Citizenship

    Global Citizenship

    To complete:   

    a) Attend and SWIPE YOUR STUDENT ID at ONE of the five events below:

    Title Date Location
    Student Organization Fair August 21st and 22nd from 11:00am – 2:00pm Grassy Triangle
    Town Hall: Protect the Pact: Get to Know Your Neighbor August 28th at 7:00pm Campus Center (CC) Ballroom 108 1-4
    What Do You Want to Know About Voting? Wednesday, September 12th from 12:30 – 1:30pm 1305 Technology Learning Center (TLC)
    The Business Costs and Benefits of Inclusion – Nzinga Shaw, Chief Diversity Officer of the Atlanta Hawks September 25th at 7:00pm CC Ballroom 108 1-4
    Thinking and Speaking a Better World October 16th at 7:00pm CC Ballroom 108 1-4
    • Title: Student Organization Fair
      Date: August 21st and 22nd from 11:00am – 2:00pm
      Location: Grassy Triangle

    • Title: Town Hall: Protect the Pact: Get to Know Your Neighbor
      Date: August 28th at 7:00pm
      Location: Campus Center (CC) Ballroom 108 1-4

    • Title: What Do You Want to Know About Voting?
      Date: Wednesday, September 12th from 12:30 – 1:30pm
      Location: 1305 Technology Learning Center (TLC)

    • Title: The Business Costs and Benefits of Inclusion – Nzinga Shaw, Chief Diversity Officer of the Atlanta Hawks
      Date: September 25th at 7:00pm
      Location: CC Ballroom 108 1-4

    • Title: Thinking and Speaking a Better World
      Date: October 16th at 7:00pm
      Location: CC Ballroom 108 1-4

  • Financial Literacy

    Financial Literacy

    To complete:   

    a) Participate in ONE individual financial literacy appointment with a Financial Aid Counselor (Office of Financial Aid, Parker Hall, 2nd floor),

    b) OR, Attend and SWIPE YOUR STUDENT ID at ONE of the four financial literacy sessions below:

    Title Date Location
    Loans, Grants, and Refunds – Oh, my! What Does Financial Aid Mean for Me? Thursday, August 30th from 12:30 – 1:30pm 1305 Technology Learning Center (TLC)
    Budgeting & Banking for First-Year Students Wednesday, September 19th from 12:30 – 1:30pm 1305 TLC
    Using Credit and Debt to Your Advantage Tuesday, October 16th 12:30 – 1:30pm 1305 TLC
    When “Venmo Me” Isn’t Enough: Learn how to have a constructive conversation about money with the people in your life, like your roommates, friends, and family Monday, November 12th from 5:30 – 6:30pm 1305 TLC
    • Title: Loans, Grants, and Refunds – Oh, my! What Does Financial Aid Mean for Me?
      Date: Thursday, August 30th from 12:30 – 1:30pm
      Location: 1305 Technology Learning Center (TLC)

    • Title: Budgeting & Banking for First-Year Students
      Date: Wednesday, September 19th from 12:30 – 1:30pm
      Location: 1305 TLC

    • Title: Using Credit and Debt to Your Advantage
      Date: Tuesday, October 16th 12:30 – 1:30pm
      Location: 1305 TLC

    • Title: When “Venmo Me” Isn’t Enough: Learn how to have a constructive conversation about money with the people in your life, like your roommates, friends, and family
      Date: Monday, November 12th from 5:30 – 6:30pm
      Location: 1305 TLC


Please direct all questions about events, grades, or participation to FYP@westga.edu