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!
First Year Experience (FYE) provides a framework of initiatives designed to foster academic success throughout the first year of enrollment.
Second Year Experience (SYE) develops and implement programs that promote the retention, progression, and ultimately graduation of students.
Check out the variety of programs & events below!
Campus Wide Events
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.
This event is a fun opportunity to welcome sophomore students back to campus!
Suicide is a leading cause of death among college and university students in the United States (https://www.sprc.org/settings/colleges-universities). 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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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 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.
Spend your Spring Break with us for an 8 day stay in Puerto Rico (April 4-11) as part of the First Year Experience. In addition to being able to complete 1-2 core courses, students will participate in significant life-changing experiences, such as participating in two in-depth service learning projects designed to help those devastated by natural disaster. Students will also learn first-hand the unique cultural and political history through tours of the capital building, Old San Juan, and an archaeologist led tour of the 50000 year human history of the area. Also, students will enjoy the pleasures of a local food tour, dance workshops, and experience natural beauty of the El Yunque National Forest, and kayak through the bioluminescent bay. Let’s do this!!
During this 10-day Study Abroad experience, students will explore TWO countries: England and Scotland! We will fly into Edinburgh, Scotland, and travel to Harlaxton Manor, which located on 300 acres of beautiful English countryside. The centrally-located Manor provides one of the most unique study abroad locations in the UK allowing us to visit several smaller towns including Nottingham, Birmingham, Lincoln and Leicester. During our 6 days in England, we will explore the cultural and economic differences between the U.S. and U.K. by touring industries such as Aston Villa Football Club and the Land Rover plant, while also visiting iconic sites such as Lincoln Castle and Cathedral. We will then travel back to Edinburgh and for 3 days tour extinct volcanos and historic castles, the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace and Scottish Parliament. Come enjoy the United Kingdom while earning up to 4 credit hours (and two courses)!
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