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Engage in a Small Class Setting

Classes of 18 students or less make it easy to ask questions, engage in discussion, and get to know your teacher and classmates.

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A World of Activities

Concerts, lectures, undergraduate research, service-learning, films, and more give you opportunities to enhance your learning experience.

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400+ Seminars

There are over 400 topics. Explore Bollywood, Sustainability, Fashion, The CIA, Biotechnology, or even Sherlock Holmes.

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15-18 Students

Engage with faculty and other first-year students in a small class environment to learn about the unique academic culture the University offers.

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Find Your FYO

There are over 400 First-Year Odyssey seminars offered every year on amazing topics.

Find a topic that sparks your interest and that may even become your passion as you begin your academic journey at the University of Georgia.

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For Students

The First-Year Odyssey Seminar is a great way to get to know a faculty member whose passion for research, teaching, and service will inspire you.

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For Faculty

Teach a First-Year Odyssey Seminar and introduce your research and discipline to our students. The application process is easy, and the program offers resources and materials to help you design an experience that will be engaging for both you and your students.

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students have taken an FYO seminar in their first year.


students in a small, engaging classroom setting.

The First-Year Odyssey Seminar program showcases the rich culture of a research university.


The First-Year Odyssey Seminar program is designed for students to learn about the many resources available on campus and to become engaged in the cultural and intellectual life of the University. With this in mind, all FYO students must attend at least three campus events during the semester.

There are many events to choose from, including musical performances, films, lectures, visiting speakers, and events like the Study Away Fair, and the Student Affairs’ Involvement Fair.

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If you have questions, comments, or would like more information about the First-Year Odyssey Seminar program, please feel free to contact us.