• You may have heard of LEEU-101: Gateway to University Success. Gateway is a required course that all freshman students take during their first semester that focuses on helping you adjust to life at Lee. It is also required for transfer students with less than sixteen hours, but any transfer can opt to take the course. It is one of the best ways to meet other students and interact one-on-one with professors and upperclassman Peer Leaders. Throughout the semester, you will have opportunities to connect to your peers and the university through class times, relaxed hangouts, group service projects, and campus-wide events.

    You will be enrolled in LEEU-101 for the first half of your semester and will take LEEU-102A: Global Perspectives Seminar during the second half of the spring semester.  In addition, you will want to register for LEEU-101B: Foundations of Benevolence during either the first half or second half of your first semester here at Lee.

    Instructors and Peer Leaders

    Peer Leaders are upperclassmen who are here to help you navigate your first year at Lee. Although they were in your shoes not long ago, they have since gotten into the swing of things and want to see you do the same. Whether it is showing you how to make your class schedule for the fall, connecting you with an on-campus group that you might be interested in, or teaching you about “Taco Tuesday” at Tres Hermanos, they want to help you make your first semester at Lee as successful as possible. 


    Throughout the semester, your Peer Leaders and instructors will organize community service projects for your class to help you work toward the 10 hours of service-learning credit which is built into the Gateway course. If you are beginning at Lee as a freshman, you must have 80 hours of community service to graduate from Lee, so Gateway will help you get started on the right foot. Starting with Deke Day at NSO, you will be given a variety of opportunities to serve the community and build relationships with your peers.

    Contact Information

    Office of First Year Programs
    890 North Ocoee Street
    PO Box 3450
    Cleveland, TN 37320-3450

    Phone: 423.614.8623
    Email: firstyear@leeuniversity.edu
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

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