What is mentoring?

Congratulations on beginning at Brigham Young University. As part of your first year experience you will have the opportunity to participate in First-Year Mentoring. Mentoring is designed to assist you as you transition into the university. You will be assigned an upperclassman as a peer mentor. Your peer mentor will be there to answer questions, point out resources, and talk about your overall BYU experience. He or she will meet with you periodically throughout the semester to talk about your experience so far and how to improve it. You will be assigned a peer mentor by registering for a Mentored Course.

Benefits

  • Access to high-demand general education classes through mentored courses

  • Someone (your mentor) to answer your questions, point you to resources, and listen to you

What is a mentor?

A mentor is an upperclassman who has been successful in his or her time at BYU. Mentors are available to first-year students to ensure their success in all their endeavors at BYU. Mentors are available to answer questions first-year students might have, such as:

  • Which classes should I take next semester?

  • How many credits should I have?

  • Where can I spend my meal plan money?

  • Is there someone who can edit my paper?

  • How can I get along better with my roommate?

  • Where do I take tests?

  • How can I sign up for a study abroad program?

  • Where is a quiet place for me to study?

  • How can I be effective in group study?

  • Where can I live in my second year?

  • Where are fun weekend activities around Provo?

  • How much should I study for my exam?

Mentors are here to provide the help students need to succeed at BYU. We are not Resident Assistants (RAs) or Teaching Assistants (TAs) but we work with them to help you make the most of your first year. You can expect to meet with your mentor one-on-one a few times throughout the semester.

Top 10 topics in meeting with mentors

  • Mentored courses

  • How classes are going

  • Choosing a major

  • Goals

  • Study habits

  • Getting involved on campus

  • Getting to know each other

  • Campus resources

  • Time management

  • Answering questions

The Hub

As a designated "freshmen space," the Hub is a great location for freshmen students to collaborate with peer mentors and other students about class assignments, campus resources, and successful study habits. This is also where you will meet with your mentor.

What is a mentored course?

Mentored courses are seats in high demand general education courses that are saved for first year students. By enrolling in a mentored course students also receive access to a peer mentor. We encourage you to register for a mentored course for EACH semester during your first entire year.

How do I register?

A student may register for a mentored course by clicking on the “Mentored Course” button in myMAP on the Register tab under the given semester. In the new tab, the drop down menus may be used to select “Mentoring” and the class the student wishes to take.

What courses are mentored?

There are dozens of mentored courses you can choose from, so you should be able to find 1-2 courses that fits your schedule and interests. Here are a few to give you an idea:

To see a complete list go MyMAP and click on “Mentored Course” on the Register tab.

  • American Heritage

  • Writing 150 (first-year writing)

  • Biology 100

  • Psychology 111

  • Chemistry 105

  • Math 110

  • Business Management 180/241

  • History 201 – World Civilizations

  • Music 101- Learn to listen to music creatively

  • SFL 210 – Human Development

 

The Mentors (Current Students)

·      Meet the mentors

·      Find my mentor

·      Book my mentor

 

Checklists