First Year Experience

Your first-year experience is the cornerstone upon which your university learning experience is built.  It is comprised of curricular, co-curricular and experiential learning throughout the year that engages you in UC’s signature opportunities and prepares you for graduation.

Programs like Bearcats Bound Orientation, Welcome Weekend, Convocation, the Common Reading Experience, First-Year Seminars, Service-Learning, Academic Advising, Learning Communities, Resident Education & Development, Student Activities & Leadership Development, Study Abroad, and other first-year initiatives focus on:

  •  Habits of mind and interaction needed for success in the university
  •  Engaging in UC’s diverse cultural life
  •  Integration of knowledge gained in courses, experiences, and  student life
  •  Exploring professional and civic responsibilities as an educated person



Welcome to First Year Experience and Learning Communities!

Attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Peer Leader position:

o   Monday, January 29 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  TUC 427

o   Wednesday, February 14 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  TUC 427

o   Tuesday, February 20 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM  TUC 427