The New First Year Experience Program

The First Year Experience is a multifaceted program that has long been recognized as one important foundation for student success at universities throughout the country.

muddy-mahem copyA sampling of other UAHuntsville components that specifically support the FYE program include Compass Summer Orientation; our event-packed Week of Welcome; and Muddy Mayhem, an opportunity to have good, but dirty fun with other first year students.

In collaboration with UAH Housing, there are residence halls specifically dedicated to freshman needs, including themed residence hall floors, in which students can request to live in a residential environment along with other students with similar interests, as well as ongoing seminars within the residence halls that focus on a variety of topics relevant to all aspects of academic life.

The FYE program at UAHuntsville is a series of classes, activities, and programs that serve to provide support during the critical stage of transition from high school to college.

Simply put, the goal of our FYE program is to do everything possible to assist each student in maximizing academic, social, and career opportunities while at UAHuntsville.

Charger Success 101 is the first-semester seminar course at the core of the FYE program. Other UAHuntsville components which specifically support the FYE program include Compass Summer Orientation; Fall Convocation, the formal ceremony for faculty, staff, and students with a main focus to welcome new freshmen to UAHuntsville; themed residence hall floors, in which students can request to live in a residential environment along with other students with similar interests, and ongoing seminars within the residence halls which focus on a variety of topics relevant to all aspects of academic life. Involvement in the FYE program serves to ensure that students will reach their full potential in every aspect of their lives while pursuing a degree at UAHuntsville.