the First Year Experience Program?
First Year Experience Program (FYE) was established in 1995 as a
beneficial program designed to focus on first-year students as
they make the transition from high school to college. The program
provides academic support for classes, knowledge about campus and
community resources, and helps students develop a social peer
network and positive relationships with faculty and staff.
Who is FYE
First Year Experience program is open to most first-time freshmen
who want to further their academic career.
you choose to participate in FYE, you pre-register prior to
arriving on campus for a "block" of courses. FYE offers several
major-specific blocks as well as blocks for undeclared students
that focus on career planning. In your block, you will have the
same classes and professors as the other students in your group.
This offers you an excellent opportunity to develop friendships,
form study groups, and experience courses with others who are
pursuing similar academic interests.
freshman seminar course featured in the blocks is designed to
introduce new students to college life and expectations. Class
sections are small, focus on discussions, and include a variety of
activities. The UN 100 course is co-taught by a faculty member and
a teaching intern, who is a junior or senior. UN 100 is a
two-credit elective course that counts toward graduation, grade
point average, and financial aid. Students who participate in FYE
generally earn higher GPA’s and continue their university studies
at a higher rate.
most current listing can be found on the FYE Web page at
reviewing the blocks being offered a student can register three
Complete the registration form found on the list of blocks that
was mailed to you and return it to the FYE office.
Call the FYE office at
Sign up via the Web by
using the secure registration page at www.nmu.edu/fye.