First Year Experience

Our Mission

The First Year Experience exists to integrate first-year students into higher education and community while forming their souls into the image of Christ.

Our Values

Our program is based on the following core values:

  • Academic Excellence | We see the classroom as a sacred space.
  • Discipleship | We are committed to becoming whole-life followers of Christ and being reformed in His image.
  • Community | We appreciate our shared values, diversity of thought, and connectedness to each other.
  • Consistency | We strive to be a steady presence in the midst of chaos.
  • Gracious Living | We value others more than self.

Who We Serve

All first-year students who are born after August 1, 1994, or who have fewer than two semesters of traditional university enrollment (fewer than 28 credit hours) are automatically enrolled in First Year Experience for a full academic year.