As the campus advocates for first-year students, First Year Experience (FYE) offers specific initiatives and programs that are research-based to assist in enriching the first-year student experience. Much of our work is steeped in campus climate efforts, civic discourse and unveiling the hidden curriculum of academia, particularly at a large research university. We have a special focus on first-generation college students, commuters, out-of-state students, and undocumented students.
FYE works collaboratively with Residential Life, the Division of Student Affairs, and departments campus-wide to support and engage first-year students and other students in transition. The staff also is available to consult with faculty and campus partners about first-year engagement.