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  • The average course load is anywhere between 14 to 16 credit hours during your first semester.
  • Your First Year Seminar instructor will also be your academic advisor as you schedule classes for your freshman year at Mount Union. The earliest you may be assigned a new advisor is after spring registration (mid November), and once you've declared a major. You will then be assigned an advisor in the academic department in which your major is housed, and you can begin planning the rest of your course schedule with that new advisor.
Integrative Core
You have either already selected an FYS at Preview or will be scheduling one soon, but there are so many other opportunities to select something exciting to add to your schedule each semester!
  • Foundations Courses allow students to explore the perspectives of different fields. You'll think critically about what has happened in the past, what issues are occurring in society today, and what the future looks like through these different lenses. As a reminder, Foundations Courses are designated by the letter following the course code: ie. PSY 110S

    A - Fine Art

    S - Social Science

    H - Humanities

    N - Natural Science

  • While it may seem intimidating at first, putting together your Written and Oral Communication (WOC) Portfolio will give you confidence in your writing and public speaking abilities and help you learn how to engage your audience and approach research. Practice now leads to fewer all-nighters later! P.S. Remember that the consultants at the Center for Writing and Oral Communication are more than willing to assist at any point along the way!  
  • Following your exploration in Foundations Courses, your strengthened skills will be ready to tackle Theme Courses and the Capstone Seminar. The Theme Courses help you integrate ideas, methods and perspectives from different fields while in the Capstone Seminar you will work with fellow students to address a real-world issue.

Get ready for challenging, yet incredibly rewarding courses that will prepare you for life beyond college... and provide some fun along the way! Our Class of 2018 is full of exceptional Raiders and we can't wait to see what you accomplish!

Email Series

From now until mid-August, you'll receive a weekly email from Mount Union with everything you need to know before arriving on campus in August. These short and simple emails will keep you on track to becoming a Purple Raider. Have a question you'd like to see answered in a future email? Email us at firstyear@mountunion.edu.

Plus, one lucky Purple Raider will win Mount Union gear each week. All you have to do is prove to us that you read this email by answering our one-question quiz. 
Is this your first email from us? Check out our past issues to see what you've missed. 
Website Just For You

As an incoming new student at the University of Mount Union, we've created a one-stop website specifically designed to meet your needs. With first-year FAQs about many of our campus services and a handy checklist of next steps to take on your journey to Mount Union, you can't go wrong by checking the website out or emailing us at firstyear@mountunion.edu if you have any questions.

Class of 2018 Facebook Group

Join the official University of Mount Union Class of 2018 Facebook group today!

  • Get to know your classmates
  • Receive updates on upcoming events and important information
  • Learn more about academics, housing, student life, dining, etc.
  • Share photos and videos  
  • Ask questions (we'll answer!)