UMass Boston

Freshman Success Communities

Be part of a Freshman Success Community (FSC) designed for entering science and mathematics majors! Make friends, meet faculty, and have a better supported and more satisfying learning experience at UMass Boston. Click here to download our brochure! Learn more about FSC's through our video!


What are Freshman Success Communities?

They are small groups of science and mathematics students who:

  • Help each other navigate through a large university setting
  • Enroll in the same major core courses grouped by academic discipline
  • Receive priority enrollment in major courses
  • Connect with university resources and faculty for academic support and to find research and career opportunities
  • Form study groups to achieve academic excellence and finish their degrees in a shorter time period

We offer FSCs for students in every CSM major!

What are the next steps?

Spaces are limited and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will be invited to participate in a FSC based on their choice of major and math/writing placement results.

If you have any questions, feel free to email

We recommend that students sign up for an early freshman orientation session and take care of your New Student Assessment (Math Placement and Writing Assessment) at least one week before your orientation session to be eligible for this exciting program.


Funding acknowledgement

The FSC activities are generously supported through Oracle and other sponsors.