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First Year Experience

First Year Experience

Launching Your College Journey

Whether living on campus or off, during your first year you will be welcomed and supported by our team of professors, administrators, and upper-class student mentors committed to helping you make your first year on campus your best year yet!

The First Year Experience offers support in the following ways:

  • Building student confidence
  • Identifying a network of educational and emotional support
  • Determining specific goals for academic, physical, and personal accomplishment
  • Encouraging involvement and participation in campus life
  • Monitoring academic progress and encouraging academic engagement
  • Fostering awareness of the value of a college education
  • Creating a commitment to community
  • While our program for first year students begins at Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR), it continues throughout the entire first year.

First Year Overview