University 100: Introduction to Mason

University 100 is a small discussion-based, 1-credit transition course designed specifically for first-year students generally taken in the fall semester.

You will learn how to take advantage of Mason’s resources, develop academic skills for success, and discover ways to get involved on campus. Classes are co-taught by a faculty member and an upper-class peer advisor, who are dedicated to helping freshmen succeed.

The discussion-based classes are small, consisting of 20 to 25 students, and encourage students to get to know each other. This course is open to all freshmen and you can register to on PatriotWeb at orientation.dasdas

50 sections of University 100 sections are offered in the fall including:

  • Introduction to Mason
  • Living Learning Communities (UNIV 150)
  • Special Populations
    • College Specific – CHHS, CHSS, Business, Education
    • STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
    • Off Campus
    • Out of State Students
  • Invitation Only –  students must be part of a particular program to enroll


University 100 Curriculum Topicsuniv100

  • Academic success
  • Adjusting to college
  • Stress management and wellness
  • Study skills and note taking
  • Major and career exploration
  • Time and money management
  • Alcohol and drug education
  • Introduction of campus resources
  • Communication Skills
  • Diversity Awareness
  • Campus Involvement


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