First-Year Experience Undergraduate Associates

 First-Year Experience UA Program


Undergraduate Associates in first-year experience courses (e.g., UNV 101, BUS 106, CEC 101) serve as peer mentors to the newest Miamians. As participants in the UA program, students must work a minimum of 37.5 hours over the course of the semester assisting an instructor with the planning and implementation of a first-year experience course.

Undergraduate Associates for first-year experience courses

    • support first-year experience courses and serve as undergraduate teaching assistants
    • provide valuable perspective, input, suggestions, and guidance to the newest Miamians
    • earn one credit hour for the experience through the EDT 310: Applications of Peer Education course and a notation on your transcript
    • learn from and work with a faculty/staff mentor
    • serve in a mentoring role that will positively impact new Miami students

Apply for the FYE UA Position

2021 FYE UA Selection Timeline

  • March 25, 2021 - applications available
  • April 30, 2021 - priority application deadline (FSB students should apply by this date)
  • May 21, 2021 - final application deadline
    • note: UA applications will remain open as needed until all positions are filled
  • mid-July, 2021 - UA course placement notifications

Priority consideration for the first-year experience course UA role will be given to those upperclass students who apply by Friday, April 30, 2021 at 11:59pm. However, applications will remain available through May 21, 2021 or until positions are filled. Please contact Liz Walsh, Director of Orientation and Transition Programs, with any questions by calling 513-529-1834 or emailing

Apply for the FYE UA Position

Required Course for FYE UAs - EDT 310: Applications of Peer Education

All first-year experience course UAs will be enrolled in a 1-credit hybrid (online + in person) course to support training and education around peer mentorship. This 1-credit course is required for the FYE UA role. Those UAs returning to the position will have the option to receive 1 independent study credit, and will have the opportunity to serve as a UA mentor.

The first meeting of EDT 310 will take place the the weekend prior to classes starting in the fall. Additional information about this training session will be provided in mid-July 2021.

Returning UA Mentor Program

FYE UAs returning to the role for a second or third year may elect to serve as a UA Mentor. UA Mentors serve as guides and support systems for first-year UAs. Indicate interest in the mentor program and contact Nate Flyzik, Graduate Assistant for Orientation and Transition Programs at with any questions.