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First Scholars

The goal of the First Scholars┬« Program is to support first-generation college students and enhance their ability to successfully graduate.  During the freshmen year of this 4-year program, students enjoy a residential experience with other Scholars and the following highlights: 

  • Opportunities for social and community engagement
  • A student success course exclusively for First Scholars┬«  (ACAD 1100)
  • Opportunities to connect with first-generation upperclassmen
Group Jumping
  • Personalized advising with the program coordinator 
  • Connection with the community through service projects
Group Tiger Paw
  • Leadership development through involvement in student organizations

The application deadline for the First Scholars® Program is February 1, 2013.

To learn more about how to apply to the program, please contact Shea Houze at or visit

Living and Learning Communities

Architecture + Design House
Freshmen First
Honors Floors
Innovation and Invention (I2)
First Scholars
Emerging Leaders Program

Residence Halls

Carpenter Complex
Living Learning Residence Complex
Park Ave Apartments
Rawls Hall
Richardson Towers
Smith Hall
South Hall
Graduate and Student
 Family Housing

Carney-Johnston at Lambuth

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