The course is taught twice a week for 50 minutes each. The course meets twice a week for the first seven weeks of the semester, and once a week for the last seven weeks. Various sections of the course are offered and adapted to meet the unique needs of new freshmen, transfer, and commuting students.
By combining the teaching efforts of a faculty/staff member and an undergraduate Peer Instructor (PI), UNIV 100 is able to create a learning community where friends are made and the university experience is introduced. Valuable lessons about time management techniques, learning styles, campus/community resources and services, career exploration/planning, informed decision making, social life at college, library use, critical thinking, RU history, and tools on how to become a better student are all covered within the course to assist students in becoming as successful as possible at RU and beyond.