Journey toward your academic and personal goals
Discover ways you can unlock campus resources and opportunities
Connect with others and make new friends in your community
Thrive, de-stress, and promote well-being
First Year Experience (FYE) will help you connect with programs, resources, and opportunities across campus. From events offered right in your residence hall, to skill building workshops, cultural events, and community building, the First Year Experience will set up you up for success at Michigan. You’ll learn new skills, connect with your classmates, and decide what you want to get out of your time in college.
It’s your first year- how will you create your experience?
This website is yours! Find resources, get your questions answered, and start feeling at home!
For additional opportunities, events, and services, visit Student Life to explore the many units ready to welcome you with ways to get involved.
We are committed to providing a best-in-class, first-year experience to help you make a successful transition to college.
Over the next year, we will implement several efforts to strengthen curriculum and communities devoted to first-year students and to improve student engagement.
Our efforts to strengthen curriculum and communities devoted to first-year students are part of a five-year plan included in Student Life’s strategic plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Over the next phase of our plan we will be strengthening and expanding access to existing successful programs and communities. We are currently focusing on:
Providing more opportunities for first-year students to integrate their classroom learning experiences with their residential life by expanding access to Michigan Living and Learning Communities
- Helping more first-year students navigate and make meaning of their Michigan experience by increasing student access to Making the Most of Michigan, a goal-setting course in the residence halls
Offering more first-year students the opportunity to tailor their residential experience to their needs, interests and diverse backgrounds by developing more Theme Communities in the residence halls (current themes include First-Gen, Innovation, and Multicultural)
Helping more first-year students explore their skills, interests, and values related to future endeavors by prioritizing University Career Center’s programs devoted to helping students begin their professional journey
Developing increased student intercultural competence by introducing the Intercultural Development Inventory pilot in more schools and colleges
Providing more students with the opportunity to serve and learn about their surrounding community and meet new people by offering new community immersion programs during the first semester
For more information on strengthening the first-year experience: