Student Success and Retention

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Mother and daughter at Orientation
Students playing game at Orientation
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Students at Orientation
Orientation Student Staff
Student tour on campus
UNI Business Faculty Member with a student

Peer Mentors

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First-year only (FYO) classroom communities include peer mentors who are there to help support you during the transition to college. Peer mentors share their experiences as UNI students, work with faculty members to facilitate class activities, help you get connected with campus organizations, and provide academic assistance to help support your success during your first year on campus.