First Year Odyssey



  • 300+ Seminars
  • Small sections of 15-18 students
  • Topics related to faculty interest and area of scholarship
  • Taught by tenured and tenure-track faculty
  • One credit hour, graded

Welcome to the First-Year Odyssey Seminar program!

Your first year at UGA is an exciting time to engage, experience and explore the opportunities available to you at the University of Georgia. The First-Year Odyssey seminars are designed to introduce you to the academic life of the University. These seminars will allow you to engage with faculty and other first-year students in a small class environment to learn about the unique academic culture the University offers. Faculty will share their passion for research, teaching and service as you begin your academic journey at UGA.

This is Your Year

This website showcases over 300 seminars proposed by UGA faculty on amazing topics focused on the teaching, research and service passions of our faculty. We are certain that you will find a topic that sparks your interest and may even become your passion as you start your academic journey at UGA.

There is a growing sense of excitement on campus about the First-Year Odyssey Seminar program. Get ready for a life-changing First-Year Odyssey!