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University Life

The course aims to provide students with academic and personal success; integrate computer technology into academic instruction; familiarize students with University resources and opportunities; improve reading, writing, and analytical skills and support the University mission of "forming students to be servant leaders in a global society."
•    The University Life course is taken in the Fall, in addition to the normal 5 course, 15-credit load.
•    University Life is taught by the Freshman Studies mentors with assistance from the peer advisors. Students meet once a week for 50 minutes throughout the semester to discuss various topics that affect first-year students.
•    Students are expected to participate in class discussions and activities; create an e-portfolio; attend one ACE event and one "International" event at Seton Hall; complete ten hours of community service; complete the Focus-2 assessment and familiarize oneself with one Seton Hall club or organization.
•    Students will be given numerous opportunities to explore different clubs and organizations and perform community service through Core 1001, students are able to make the most out of their first year at Seton Hall University.

Fall Course Calendar



Assignments Due

Week 01
08/28/17 – 09/01/17

Welcome, Introductions, Syllabus


Week 02
Labor Day 09/04 (University Closed)
09/05/17 – 09/11/17

Time Management

* Bring laptops to class.

Proficiency Diagnostic Survey due Tuesday, Sept. 5 by 11:59pm. (Located in Course Documents on Blackboard from Aug. 28—Sept. 5)

Week 03
09/12/17 – 09/18/17

Summer Reading, Critical, and Creative Thinking

Campus Clarity Completion Certificate due (Sept. 18)

Week 04
09/19/17 – 09/25/17

ePortfolio, Compass, and Student Toolkit

* Bring laptops to class.

Week 05
09/26/17 – 10/02/17

Library Visit

“Welcome” ePortfolio page due

Week 06
10/03/17 – 10/16/17
Fall Break (No Ulife classes 10/09 – 10/13)

BUZZ Program

“Hidden Figures” ePortfolio page due

Week 07
10/17/17 – 10/23/17

Catalogue Review and Introduction to Banner Self Service

* Bring laptops to class.

Week 08
10/24/17 – 10/30/17

How to Read Your
Advising Worksheet and Catalogue Review

* Bring laptops to class.

Bring copy of Advising Worksheet to class

Week 9
10/31/17 – 11/06/17

Mental Health 

“Bucket List” ePortfolio page due

Week 10
11/07/17 – 11/13/17

Personal Mission Statement

* Bring laptops to class.

Week 11
11/14/17 – 11/20/17
Thanksgiving Break (11/22 – 11/24)

Collegiate Professionalism and Leadership

“Personal Mission Statement” ePortfolio page due

Week 12
11/27/17 – 12/01/17

Engaging Diversity

* Bring laptops to class.

“Community Service” verification form and ePortfolio page due 

Week 13
12/04/17 – 12/08/17


“What is my calling” ePortfolio page due

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