Skip to main content

The First Year Experience (FYE) is central to new students’ transition to Dominican. We help students create a foundation of support that will accompany them through graduation.

FYE Programs

Our programming includes:

  • Welcome Weekend: Bilingual (English and Spanish) programming for the whole family to learn about our extensive resources, meet faculty, staff and students, and enjoy the beautiful campus.
  • First Year Seminar (FYS): Taught by your faculty advisor to create a clear path of whom to ask for help. Embedded in your FYS is a Peer LEADer, an upper-class student who provides mentoring and peer advising.
FYE Curriculum

The FYE Curriculum covers several topics to ease the transition to college:

  • Identity/Locus of Control
  • College Learning Strategies
  • Time Management
  • Vocational Exploration
  • Caring for Self and Others, and
  • Financial Literacy.
FYE Surveys

We conduct several FYE Surveys to screen for support needs and then follow-up is provided from the Student Care Network. This is a team of holistic support professionals that address concerns such as: academic support, financial stress, mental/physical health needs, technology and more.

Online Resources

Already a first-year student at DU? Learn more.