Throughout the Fall and Spring semesters, both 1st and 2nd year scholars of the program are required to attend seminars which occur one or two Saturdays a month. Seminars are designed to prepare scholars for their summer research project guided by a faculty mentor. They also provide information about graduate studies and the graduate school application process. While some topics are specific to the McNair & ROP Scholars, seminars are open to any UNM student wanting to learn research and pursue graduate studies. Seminars are typically held in Dane Smith Hall second level.