Student Success and Retention

Orientation Student Staff
Mother and daughter at Orientation
Students playing game at Orientation
Students in front of Curris Hall
decorative wall with University of Northern Iowa on it, campanile and Rod Library in the background
Students blowing bubbles
Student tour on campus
Students at Orientation

First-Year Cornerstone


This unique year-long course allows you to take a course for a full academic year with the same professor, satisfying two Liberal Arts Core requirements.

The course integrates topics of writing, speaking, civility, and student success within a vibrant classroom community.

You will also have access to a peer mentor who will be there for all course sessions, providing mentoring and answering any questions you have about your college experience.