UM 101

Not quite sure how this college thing works?

University of Montevallo professor Dr. Andrea Eckelman teaches a course.Enroll in UM 101 (First-Year Experience) and join our amazing, hand-picked faculty for support and insights as you navigate the transition to college.

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Transitioning from high school to college can be tough even in the best of circumstances!

Our first year experiences courses not only provide the academic resources you need to be successful in your time at UM, but they also promote the social and emotional connections that enrich your college experience.

Students who participate in first year experiences are more likely to persist into sophomore year, especially if they are first generation students or Pell Grant – eligible students.

What is UM 101?

Students discussion during class sessionUM 101 is a one credit hour course designed to assist students in their transition to college.  We want our freshman to feel a strong sense of community and to create a welcoming learning environment.  To that end, our instructors foster an active and engaging learning environment that covers topics such as:

  • Academic support services
  • Student groups
  • Mentor relationships
  • Academic advising and four year plans

And more!

How to register for UM 101

Step 1: Log into Banner Self Service

Step 2: Click on the Student Tab

Step 3: Click on Registration

Step 4: Click on Class Search

Step 5: Search for UM

Step 6: Next to UM 101, Click View Sections

You can enroll in any section below that fits your schedule!

Monday 10:00-10:50 A.M. Brendan Beal
Monday 1:00-1:50 P.M. Ed Langham
Monday 2:00-2:50 P.M. Cynthia Mwenja
Tuesday 2:00-2:50 P.M. Andrea Eckelman
Wednesday 1:00-1:50 P.M. Jeff Walker
Wednesday 2:00-2:50 P.M. Anna Mary Williford
Thursday 9:30-10:20 A.M. Carolyn Garrity
Thursday 11:00-11:50 A.M. Valerie Johnson