FOCUS students will deepen their sense of community by discovering commonalities and creating relationships that enhance the first-year experience. LLC programs include cooking family-style meals together, exploring local communities, friendly competitions, and pizza and professors discussions. Students in this LLC live among other Regents’ Scholars who are in similar majors making academic connections and support more likely. The Office for Student Success is on the north side of campus which makes seeking assistance in navigating the first year of college easier as well.
FOCUS is an Office for Student Success First-Generation Learning Community. Learn more!
FOCUS students are highly encouraged to live in First Year Eats; FOCUS may choose freely among roommates within First Year Eats.
- Be a first-year student;
- Regents’ Scholarship recipient; and,
- Majors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health.
* Other first-generation students may choose to participate in FOCUS when spaces are available.
Howdy Week Events – FOCUS students meet staff and mentors at the New Student Conference Briefing and attend a FOCUS Welcome Workshop and other sponsored activities during Howdy Week so there are familiar faces when classes begin.
Weekly Events – You will participate in all-FOCUS events such as an Etiquette Dinner or Halloween on Ice, meet with your CARE team (small group) for social and learning activities, and take part in community service opportunities.
Professional Staff – FOCUS students have a professional staff to consult when needed. FOCUS students receive access to program-sponsored supplemental instruction, academic coaching, and tutoring.
Required Class – UGST 181 FOCUS Learning Community In-FOCUS Session – discussion and activities centered on Connection, Achievement, Respect, and Exploration that build cultural capital, prompt self-discovery, and develop life and academic skills.