Student Success and Retention

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Students playing game at Orientation
Students on campus tour
Students at Orientation
Students blowing bubbles
Mother and daughter at Orientation
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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.