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Academic Support

In order to assist residents with the academic challenges of college, University Housing collaborates with various academic departments to offer faculty-student interaction outside the classroom. University Housing partners with various university departments to bring academic, career development and student success workshops to the residence halls. For first year students, First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) Mentors provide an academic peer resource to help manage stressful times.

First Year Residential Experience (FYRE)
The FYRE program was developed in response to student requests for a program that would help them develop skills to succeed in college and to get better connected to the Georgia State University community. In the FYRE program, students develop a strong foundation for academic success and the connections to effectively navigate their undergraduate career, ensuring that they are successful inside and outside of the classroom. The FYRE program gives students the independence they need in order to grow as students, paired with access to appropriate support systems whenever they need it.

The FYRE program allows first year students to:

  • Attend social events and academic support workshops planned especially for their hall by their assigned FYRE Mentor
  • Experience faculty-student interaction outside of the classroom
  • Learn more about campus resources
  • Network with staff and faculty
  • Become involved in leadership opportunities

FYRE Mentors
FYRE Mentors are sophomore, junior and senior students who assist new first year students with their transition into the Georgia State University community. They serve as role models and resource referrals for first year students, present workshops on various important topics and provide social events. FYRE Mentors also provide outreach to students in their community by connecting them to the many different academic, educational, social and cultural activities occurring on campus. FYRE Mentors will be in touch with their first year residents in the summer months prior to the start of the academic year informing them about welcome events and upcoming events for the semester.

Learning Centers
In order to support residents in their academic pursuits, residence halls offer convenient areas for study and learning through learning centers located in the University Lofts, Piedmont North and University Commons. These centers offer state of the art study suites for quiet study, one to one tutoring or group sessions and multimedia capabilities, including internet access and webcams. There also is a smart classroom where Georgia State University courses such as GSU 1010 have been taught. University Housing also offers tutoring services for select courses in University Lofts Learning Center.


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