What is First-Year Experience?

First-Year Experience (FYE) is a year-long program designed to help students prepare for the transition from high school to college and facilitate their introduction as new members of the Regis College community. The FYE program utilizes a holistic and collaborative approach in providing students with the opportunities, information, and support needed to be successful during the first year of college…and beyond.

FYE Goals

Goal 1: Foster Academic Engagement

Goal 2: Build Community

Goal 3: Support Student Development and Success

The cornerstone of FYE is First-Year Seminar, a three-credit course offered to all incoming students during the fall semester. During First-Year Seminar, new students are introduced to the Regis College history and heritage, build their academic and social skills, engage in a variety of co-curricular experiences, and participate in a challenge-based learning project.

But First-Year Experience is much more than First-Year Seminar. The FYE program begins during the admission process and continues throughout the academic year -- from Orientation, to the Common Reading Program, to Learning Communities, to academic and co-curricular programming. FYE participants and partners include Admission, Academic Advising, First-Year Seminar (FYS), Orientation, Residence Life, Career Services, Athletics, Disability & Accessibility Services, Campus Ministry, Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), Student Programming & Leadership, Library, Center for Student Services, International Student Services, and more.

Regis College First-Year Experience: What is FYE?