First Year Advisors (FRADs) provide support during the transition to college for first year students living in campus housing.  Each FRAD provides personalized and group mentoring to first year students through residence hall programming, individual course assistance, tutoring, and intentional conversations.  Students can work with FRADs to learn better academic habits and how to communicate with faculty, discover different courses of study, explore engaged learning opportunities, and make meaningful connections with other students and organizations at Furman.

These efforts support Enhanced Mentoring & Advising as well as other Furman Advantage outcomes such as:

  • Intellectual Growth: Practice and guidance with communication skills, general education knowledge, problem-solving, and reasoning
  • Personal & Interpersonal Growth: Psychological health and well-being; focus on academic integrity; finding a sense of belonging
  • Professional Growth: Connection, preparation, and knowledge of research, internships, study away; career exploration
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