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First-Year Experience

Students at Orientation

University Honors FYE programs are designed to assist you in the transition to college and to Honors. Here is a list for your quick reference:

Mandatory
Optional


An integral part of the first year in the University Honors Program is developing a meaningful relationship with members of the honors community. We encourage you to connect with other first-year students and upper-class students. Together, you can inspire each other to use your gifts and talents to make a difference on campus and in the community.

Advice for First-Year Honors Students

"Don't wait to get involved on campus or in the community, especially if you're passionate about something. Though academics are always a top priority, the experiences you have outside the classroom may teach you more than any lecture alone could."
- Sophie Shemas, Environmental Studies student

"Don't let your head get in the way of where your heart wants you to go. College is a time to discover what you love to do and how you can go out in the world and do it. There will be times when you'll question the path you're on--really think hard about those questions. And if there's something you want to do, do it. Sometimes the best choices you'll make won't always make sense to those around you, and it's important that you are comfortable enough to make them anyway because you know in your gut it's what will make you happy."
- Jeff Back, Interdisciplinary Studies student