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Freshman Summer Institute

Freshman Summer Institute Picture The Freshman Summer Institute (FSI) is a week-long, residential program for new students that provides a bridge between high school and college.

Students brush up on subjects such as algebra, trigonometry, and geometry by seeing how these are used to solve engineering and science problems. They participate in workshops to gain experience in:

  • study skills
  • teamwork
  • leadership
  • time management

They engage in team problem-solving. They work with other new freshmen, faculty, and student teaching assistants on a week-long engineering project. At the end of the week they present the results of their project work to their colleagues and UMassD faculty at a poster session.

They will forge friendships with others in their freshman class and learn their way around the UMass Dartmouth campus.

Participants will have the opportunity to be tutored in mathematics in preparation for taking the Accuplacer Math placement examinations.

Participants are housed in new air-conditioned residence halls and will enjoy three meals each full day of the program in our spacious dining facility.

After dinner speakers from industry will share stories from the world of engineering.

Previous FSIs were unparalled successes and we expect this year's program to be even better.

The program is heavily subsidized by the College of Engineering and is limited to the first 100 applicants. Reserve a seat as early as possible by completing and submitting the FSI Registration-2014.

The 2014 Freshman Summer Institute will be held from August 3rd through August 8th.

Note that credit card information cannot be faxed any longer. It is therefore best for students to either:

(a) Call in their card information to 508-999-9129 (telephone registration line)

(b) Register in COIN Student Self Service and pay via credit card through COIN (for students who already have COIN accounts)

(c) Complete the new student registration through our PCE online catalgue at http://webapps.umassd.edu/pce

Freshman Summer Institute at a Glance (PDF)