First Year at Texas State

We want you to be successful in college and graduate on time so you can get to work achieving your goals. First-year programming at Texas State is key to your academic success.

First-Year Advising

The mission of First-Year Advising is to provide comprehensive and proactive academic advising and programs to first-year students at Texas State University.

During your first year as a Texas State student, you’ll be thinking about pursuing a major that will lead to the career and life you imagine. First-Year Advising will help you develop an awareness of yourself, your academic path, and the skills you’ll need to succeed at Texas State and beyond. First-Year Advising will provide support as you develop a sense of belonging and purpose during your first year.

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University Seminar

University Seminar (US 1100) is a course designed to help meet the transitional needs of new students. The course helps develop strategies for success during your time at Texas State. Course content includes class discussion, student participation, and involvement in the university community. Students will get the opportunity to hear from various university departments, listen to exciting and diverse speakers, and attend events on campus — all as part of the course.