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Freshmen are taking “FASTrack” to success FASTrack is a one-year academic program for freshmen students designed to help them adjust to classes and feel a part of the campus. “I preach getting involved,” said Sovent Taylor, a FASTrack advisor. “We require community service in the FASTrack EDHE class. The program, in itself, is involvement. You […]

Sarah, Ben and Susan, our fabulous FASTrack academic mentors, along with AmeriCorps VISTA Kathy volunteered at the Oxford Recycling Center the Monday after the MIZZOU game sorting through recycled materials from the Grove.

FASTrack Recycles

Sarah Smitherman, Ben Piñon and Susan Nicholas, FASTrack academic mentors, along with Kathy Trabue, AmeriCorps VISTA, volunteered at the Oxford Recycling Center the Monday after the Mizzou game sorting through recycled materials from the Grove. Building community. Making a difference.      

Peer Mentor Mark Crawford hangs out with some of his FASTrack mentees at this year's Halloween Party

FASTrack Halloween Study Break

The FASTrack Halloween Study Break gave our students the chance to wind down after the midterm rush and continue building social connections with their friends and mentors. Our peer mentors organized the event with a variety of activities, including a costume area for those who did not come prepared with a costume, a pumpkin marshmallow eating contest, a […]

Game Night - Minute to Win It

FASTrack Game Night

On Monday, September 30, 2013 we held a FASTrack Game Night for our students, peer mentors and academic mentors to engage with each other and continue building relationships with their FASTrack family. Our event coordinator and peer mentors were active participants in planning the event and activities played. With games like Uno, Apples to Apples, Mad Gab and Jenga, along with our […]

FASTrack Class of 2018

Hadassah Strong, Terrence Johnson and other Rebel Runners.

FASTrack Class of 2018 FASTrack Class of 2018


FASTrack students take 3 classes together during the fall semester and 3 more in the spring.

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First day of class

FASTrack supports student success on campus.

First day of class First day of class


Jesus Diaz, biology major, orientation leader, and former member of FASTrack, helps a new student navigate campus the first week of classes. Photo by Robert Jordan/UM Communications

Direction Direction

All together

FASTrack is open to all eligible students. Space is limited, however, so apply today.

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The FASTrack Approach

The FASTrack Approach
"What could be better than a program that welcomes, challenges, and supports student success? FASTrack’s targeted approach turns first-year students into seniors." -- Dr. Randy L. Swing, Executive Director of the Association for Institutional Research

Our Peer Mentors

Our Peer Mentors

Building Community

Along with the academic support FASTrack provides, we also strive to build a community for our students. Our peer mentors help plan various events throughout the year giving our FASTrack students the opportunity to develop lasting relationships with their peers and FASTrack mentors.