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Discovery Scholars Living Learning Community
Academics and Social Experience

ACADEMICS

  • Students will be required to take one First-Year Seminar (FYS) course as well as a First-Year Experience (FYE) course.
    • Two FYS courses will be available and students in this program will be given priority for registration in the course they select.
    • The First-Year Experience course will meet on Wednesdays from 4 to 5:15 PM throughout the fall semester. You will receive information about how to register for this course when you attend Orientation Course Selection Day. Please keep the day/time in mind as you plan your fall schedule.
  • Students will immediately be assigned to an advisor  within the Office for Academic and Pre-Professional Advising.
  • Students will also meet with a staff member in the Office of Undergraduate Education as needed, but at least twice a semester; this point of contact is meant to supplement their work with their advisor.
  • Faculty and staff teaching either an FYS or the General Education/ IHU will also  be expected to engage and assist students in the program  by participating in at least two out of class activities.

SOCIAL EXPERIENCEResidence Hall

  • Students participating in the program will live together in a residence hall on campus.
  • Within the residence halls, the RA as well as the peer mentors will work together to foster a welcoming environment for students as well as engage with them on a regular basis.
  • The RA and/or the peer mentor will notify students of events and encourage participation and attendance.
  • Social / additional activities will include: learning about campus, attending athletic events, learning about the local community and Baltimore, etc.