UNIV 100 is the required First Year Experience course for all Concord freshmen or students transferring from other colleges with fewer than 24 semester hours. UNIV 100 helps new students make a smooth transition to college through familiarization with CU policies, procedures, and issues of college life. UNIV 100 is tailored to enhance students’ academic success through development of critical thinking, time management, and study skills. In addition to the academic component, this course also addresses campus resources and helps build positive relationships with fellow students, faculty, and staff.

Win or Learn: The naked truth about turning every rejection into your ultimate success by Harlan CohenFor Fall 2022, all UNIV 100 students are required to read Win or Learn: The Naked Truth About Turning Every Rejection into Your Ultimate Success by Harlan Cohen. Grab your copy at the campus bookstore!

Past selections include:
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck, Ph.D.
You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Degree by George Anders
Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling
The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours by Marian Wright Edelman
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other ​by Sherry Turkle
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, with Jeffrey Zaslow
Listening is an Act of Love edited with an introduction by Dave Isay

Here are some of the frequently asked questions by our students regarding UNIV 100:

Do I have to take UNIV 100?

Yes. UNIV 100 is a requirement for all first-time freshmen and first-time transfers with fewer than 24 semester hours. It is a great way to meet some of your fellow students.

Do I receive a grade for UNIV 100?

Yes. You will receive a letter grade for the class. Attendance and class participation are a big part of your grade.

Does UNIV 100 count towards my GPA hours?

Yes. UNIV 100 is worth one credit hour.

 Are there any assignments?

Yes. Just like any other class, you will have written assignments and quizzes. You will also participate in a service learning project. The service project coincides with Concord University’s mission of providing service to the regional community. The service project is often the part that students enjoy the most about the class! It is fun and educational, too. To learn more about the service project, click here.

What is the summer reading assignment?

Each year, students enrolled in UNIV 100 are required to complete the assigned summer reading – an interesting book chosen by the University community. Feel free to suggest a title for the next year’s summer reading! You will be doing a lot of reading as a Concord University student and we want to start you off over the summer with a positive reading experience.