First-Year ExperienceUniversity of CincinnatiOffice of the Senior Vice President & ProvostFirst-Year Experience

First-Year Experience


The Center for First Year Experience and Learning Communities works to increase student engagement, learning, and achievement in the first year of college and beyond as a foundation for postsecondary success. Through its leadership and service the Center champions approaches that purposefully integrate curricular, co-curricular, and experiential learning.

Located within the Office of the Provost, the Center reports jointly to the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Vice Provost for Assessment & Learning and receives additional guidance from the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Planning. A director, three staff, graduate assistants, undergraduate assistants, four peer leader captains, college-based FYE liaisons and nearly 65 peer leaders are responsible for the Center’s achievements and impact. 


• Consult with and support academic and student service units.
• Coordinate Learning Communities.
• Provide professional development programs and resources for faculty, staff, and student leaders.
• Guide and support select student organizations including Alpha Lambda Delta freshman honor society.

Learn More About the Center:

First Year Experience Initiatives

Learn more about the initiatives of the Center. 

Staff Directory 

View Pictures and biographies of the staff, as well as a current list of all Peer Leaders

University Affiliates

Find information about other programs on campus with which the center works. 

Photo Gallery

View pictures of the Center through the years, and Better Place Projects from 2012 Learning Communities. 

Archives and Awards

Read about the history and succeses of the Center.


If you are interested in giving to the Center, find more informaiton here.