The First-year Interest Group (FIG) program is a year-long initiative that creates a strong community for first-year students-both in the classroom and in the residence halls. Belonging to a FIG is a great way for first-time students to meet other students and build mentoring relationships with faculty and staff members. Each FIG is based on a shared academic and social interest. Students in a FIG take two or three courses together both semesters of their first year. The courses typically fulfill general education or major requirements. FIG students also take college transitions courses specifically designed for Adams State students taught by Adams State professional staff, who provide significant guidance to the FIG students.

Students in FIGs are mentored by returning Adams State students who have successfully completed at least one year on campus. The FIG mentors are trained to help students with questions or concerns that arise in the first year of college. FIG students are encouraged to live in the FIG wing in Coronado Hall, along with the FIG mentors. For more information, please contact Student Engagement and Success at 719-587-7858.