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First Year and Second Year Experiences are designed to help students make the most of their college experience from the day they step on campus! Check out the variety of programs& events below!

First Year Experience

Freshman at Conovocation Day

Provides a framework of initiatives designed to foster academic success throughout the first year of enrollment.

Second Year Experience

Students Working Together

Develops and implement programs that promote the retention, progression, and ultimately graduation of students.

Campus Wide Events

Freshman Convocation and President’s Picnic (Fall)

Freshman Convocation is the university's official welcome for its newest members, the Class of 2024. Similar to a graduation ceremony, Augusta University faculty and staff welcome the entering freshman class to the Augusta University family.

Light the Path: A Suicide Awareness Event (Fall)

Suicide is a leading cause of death among college and university students in the United States. In response, the FYE/SYE Student Advisory Board created an event which would enable students to identify specific mental health services both on and off campus. The event is scheduled during September (Suicide Prevention Month) and is called: Light the Path.

Each year in September, students, faculty and staff gather together to promote connectedness and suicide awareness. Alter watching a student-created documentary and discussion with panel of experts, students will light luminaries along the path to the Counseling Center.

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Welcome Back Sophomore Social (Fall)

This event is a fun opportunity to welcome sophomore students back to campus!

Dean’s List Celebrations (Spring)

The Dean’s List celebrations recognize the academic success of freshman and sophomore students who have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.50 for the semester, earned at least 12 hours or more, and have received no grade of F or WF for the semester. Deans for the colleges present students with certificates.

Jaguar Jumpstart (Fall)

Jaguar Jumpstart is an Augusta University learning community focused on freshman success. Study skills, information literacy, tutoring, and special programs such as speakers, workshops, community service projects and socials are offered exclusively to the Jaguar Jumpstart community.