The First Year Experience Program is a dynamic and inclusive initiative designed to enhance the transition and overall experience of first-year students at the University of Utah. This program offers a series of engaging and supportive activities throughout the year, promoting both academic and social development. The First Year Experience Program is committed to making your first year at the U memorable, supportive, and enjoyable. We invite all first-year students to join us as we build a strong, diverse, and united community that will support you throughout your academic journey.
- Meet other first-year students: This program provides a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow first-year students, helping you expand your social network and make new friends.
- Engage in academic belonging workshops: We offer a variety of workshops, including time management, major exploration events, and FAFSA workshops, which can help you navigate the academic challenges of your first year with confidence.
- Build community: Participating in these events allows you to build a sense of belonging and create lasting connections with your peers, fostering a supportive community that can make your college journey more enjoyable.
- Network for support and collaboration: By engaging in our program, you’ll not only establish individual connections but also become part of a collaborative network with other first-year students. These connections can provide valuable support throughout your academic journey at the U.
Throughout the academic year, the First Year Experience Program hosts monthly social engagements exclusively for first-year students. These events are tailored to provide a diverse range of experiences, ensuring that students have a memorable and enriching first year. Past events have included activities such as Karaoke nights, relaxing massages, writing sessions during finals, and dedicated FAFSA application nights. These events are not only enjoyable but also serve to build a strong sense of community among first-year students.