Office of the University Registrar

October 23, 2020

Register for a FIG through MyPlan

What is a FIG?

A FIG (First-year Interest Group) is a class that introduces incoming students to the university community and its various resources. FIG Leaders, experienced undergraduates who provide mentorship and instruction throughout students’ first quarter, facilitate these courses.

Searching for a FIG

Go to First Year Programs’ FIG search from any web browser. From this page, view and filter the various FIG options.

Search for a FIGS

Select FIG from the type category on the left side of the screen.


All open FIGs will populate on the screen.
all open FIGS
Additional filter options on the left narrow your search further.

General Education Requirements

By using the General Education Requirements category, you can filter FIGs based on university requirements you want to fulfill. For example, you can narrow your search to display FIGs with Natural World themed courses.


If you have a specific course in mind, you may also filter your search to show only FIGs with that specific course offering. For this example, we will search for Oceanography 101.


The search page also gives you the option to search according to topics. Topics range from Biological and Environmental Sciences to the Arts. For our example, we will highlight Social Sciences.
Social Sciences

Total Credits

When deciding on a FIG, you have a variety of credit amount options for which you want to enroll.
Total Credits

Standalone and Themed FIGs

There are two types of FIGs: standalone or themed.

Standalone FIGs are 2-credit GEN ST 199 classes offered independently of any clusters of additional classes. Standalone FIGs allow students to experience the mentorship of an experienced FIG leader while taking course combinations not offered in a themed FIG.


Themed FIGs are a cluster of classes containing the GEN ST 199 class with one or more complimentary classes. Highlighted below are examples of themed FIGs of different credit combinations that all satisfy the DIVERSITY requirement.

7 Credit FIG Cluster

7 credits

12 Credit FIG Cluster

12 credits

14 Credit FIG Cluster

14 credits

17 Credit FIG Cluster

17 credits

Reading a FIG Listing

When selecting your FIG, there are few things to consider.
reading a fig
SLNs (Schedule Line Numbers) are unique 5-digit numbers assigned to each course. You may register for a course directly by typing in its SLN.

Registering for a FIG

To register for a FIG, either click the yellow MyPlan button or go to MyPlan directly and log in. Follow the process below to search for your FIG in MyPlan.

In MyPlan, select Find Courses from the left-hand navigation menu.

Choose your preferred campus and then type “GEN ST 199” into the search box.

Click the GEN ST 199 link in the search results to view the available FIG clusters. Find your FIG (K3 in the example above). Select the plus Add to plan icon.

Once you have added the FIG to your plan, the section will appear highlighted. To remove the FIG, simply click the icon again.

To view your FIG cluster schedule, click Build a Schedule from the navigation menu. You will see all courses contained in the FIG cluster displayed.

To register for the planned courses, select the appropriate quarter in the upper right corner of your MyPlan home page. A dropdown menu will appear, from which you will select Register.

You will then see your Schedule Details page. Select the Register for These Courses button to complete the registration process.

Schedule Details



Once you have successfully completed registering for your FIG, the system will redirect to the registration page, where you will see confirmation of your enrollment.

Schedule Updated