Student Success and Retention

Student tour on campus
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UNI Business Faculty Member with a student
Mother and daughter at Orientation
Students blowing bubbles
Students in front of Curris Hall
Students on campus tour
Orientation Student Staff

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.