AS 101 & 102 Class Activities

AS 101 class in Houser Hall

This freshman learning community provides:

  • A network of support through peer mentors, Parker Adams Fellows, and faculty-in-residence who helps to guide Parker-Adams students through academic and personal issues
  • Designated sections of AS 101 (fall) and AS 102 (spring), which help students learn about campus services while immersing students in experiential learning.
  • Opportunities to take classes with students in similar major
  • The option to live with peer mentor in Paty Hall (subject to availability).

Parker-Adams is designed to be fun, yet still enrich students’ academic abilities. Throughout the year, our dedicated staff of Parker-Adams Fellows plan events like a murder mystery dinner, themed movie nights, and the student favorite “PA at the Lake.” In Parker-Adams, there is always a friend for times of work and play.

A look inside AS 101 and 102:

Freshman success us the focus of AS 101 during the fall semester. Topics include time management, test taking skills, campus services, university policies, and exploring majors. Each spring, AS 102 focuses on developing professional competencies including problem-solving skills, teamwork, and presentation skills. Students explore internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, and service learning, and they practice their skills by working in teams to assist a local non-profit.

There is no extra cost to participate in Parker-Adams.

Parker Adams Learning Community Year at a Glance:

AS 101 (Fall)

Campus Services

  • Know the Code
  • Capstone Center for Academic Success
  • How to Get Involved
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Education Abroad

Academic Support

  • Test-Taking Skills
  • Academic Advising (in class)
  • Registration Preparation
  • Academic Policy Review
  • Confirming Majors-Majors Fair

AS 102 (Spring)

Career Development

  • Experiential Learning
  • Problem Solving
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Service Learning
  • Presentation Skills
  • Career Readiness-Core Competencies
  • Resume building
  • Mock Interviews


  • Service Learning Projects
  • Team Sessions
  • Group Presentations