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The UTSA First-Year Experience (FYE) Main Campus locations are currently closed. However, FYE staff and peer mentors are available to connect with you during business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.). You can reach FYE through:



Academic Inquiry & Scholarship (AIS 1203) Academic Studies Course

All first-year students will complete the Academic Inquiry & Scholarship (AIS 1203) Studies Course, which is designed to orient first-year students to the different fields of study within your Academic Studies. The AIS Studies Course addresses various academic skills necessary to succeed beyond the first year in college.

Students also have the opportunity to enroll in a block schedule in the fall semester.

  • First-Year Students in the AIS course will:

    • Participate in Major & Career Exploration.
    • Engage in a Signature Experience within an Academic Studies.
    • Further develop Critical Thinking Skills.
    • Further develop Leadership & Academic Success Skills.
    • Participate in dialogue with the AIS Academic Studies Instructor, Teaching Assistant (TA), and Peer Mentor (PM) and fellow first-year students.