A Freshman Interest Group (FIG) is a pre-packaged cluster of high-demand freshman courses. There are several advantages to registering for a FIG:
It makes the registration process very easy; you can register for most or all of your classes at once.
Take classes with the same 20-25 students, so even a lecture class will seem small.
Take courses that fulfill general education requirements.
Meet students with similar interests (after all, you chose to register for the same classes!).
Form your own FSU community.
This video done by the Exploring Communications Freshman Interest Group tells you about all the great advantages of joining a FIG:
The FIG program, open to incoming freshmen, assists students with their initial selection of their liberal studies courses; finding courses that carry a common thread of interest; securing a small group of like minded students. It is the intent of this program to foster inquisitive thought and develop the mind as an instrument of analysis.