First Year Interest Groups (FIGs)

What is a FIG?

Belonging to a First-Year Interest Group (FIG) is a great way for first-time students to meet other students as well as develop strong relationships with upper-class students and many faculty members.

Students who are in a FIG take courses together each semester that fulfill some major requirements or some general education requirements to help ensure they are building a strong educational foundation. The 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.

FIG students live together in a residence hall with the upperclassmen mentors who work with the students.

Each FIG is based on an interest that the students share (i.e. adventure, art, business, theatre, etc.) and is led by students who have been at ASU for at least one year and can help students with any questions or concerns that arise in the first year of college.

2015-2016 FIG Groups:

The FIG Program is always changing and improving please check the FIG brochure for the most recent list of programs offered:

  • Art FIG
  • Diversity/International FIG
  • English - Culture and Identity FIG
  • Human Performance and Physical Education FIG (HPPE)
  • Money FIG (Business)
  • Skiing, Snowboarding, Outdoor Adventure FIG
  • Teacher Education FIG
  • The World of Theatre FIG

For information about FIGs, please contact

Aaron Miltenberger
Director of Student Life and Leadership