First-Year Experience Seminars and Peer Mentor Program

Go beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom.

FYE Seminars

First-Year Seminars are one of our core requirements for graduation. Before your SOAR session, you’ll receive a First-Year Seminars booklet. It contains information on each seminar we offer. You’ll pick your top four and complete an online registration form.

These seminars are offered as part of the William Atwell Brown, Jr. and Mary Brown Vacin First-Year Experience. In some seminars, a field trip fee will apply. If you have further questions about the First-Year Seminars or the registration process, please contact Dr. Andrew Dunham, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Registrar, in the Registrar’s Office, at 517/629-0217.

FYE Peer Mentor Program

The FYE Peer Mentor Program is a core component of the First-Year Experience and is designed to help first-year students make a smooth transition from high school to college. Each FYE seminar section is assigned a peer mentor, a successful upperclass student whose role is to provide support and guidance to first-year students. The FYE peer mentors facilitate weekly community meetings with the students in their seminar sections. The meetings are designed to address common first-year student transition issues, and cover a range of topics related to academic, social, and emotional adjustment to college life.

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