First-Year Experience (FYE)

The mission of the First-Year Experience (FYE) Program is to assist in promoting the successful transition, achievement, and retention of first-year students to college life at York. FYE Program is a comprehensive program of academic and co-curricular activities.

The FYE program components include Freshman Advisement, The Freshman Reader, Freshman Orientation, Week of Welcome (WOW)/Spirit Week, Convocation, First Year Seminar/SD110, Early-Alert System, Civic Engagement, Mentoring, and "The Freshman Pledge."

Common Reader Program by Rafael Nunez — last modified May 12, 2017
The Common Reader program at York College integrates both academic and student development goals for the first-year learning experience. A common reader is introduced in first-year courses, encouraging students’ deep thinking about important issues and concerns. First-year student activities and programs related to the reader are an integral part of encouraging students to engage actively with the College and each other and to connect academic learning to life experiences.