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Engage to Explore (FYE). Engage to Plan (SYE).
As you begin this exciting (and sometimes overwhelming) experience, it is important to know that we offer lots of way to help in your transition. We host a variety of events during the First Year Experience (FYE) and Second Year Experience (SYE) that will create a pathway for success for your next four years in college! The mission of FYE/ SYE is to provide experiences that challenge and support the transition of students from point of enrollment through their second year of Augusta University. The vision of FYE/ SYE is to cultivate a growth mindset in order to facilitate student success.
Make your college experience the best experience.
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! FYE/SYE offers a variety of events including Adulting Workshops, Book Clubs, and Class-wide events that recognize significant milestones in your college career.
The university's official welcome for its newest members of the Augusta University family.
FYE/SYE offers many opportunities for you to explore your purpose and plan your pathway.
Experiences embedding core courses abroad specifically for first and second year students
Deans for the colleges present students with certificates for academic achievement.
Jaguar Jumpstart is an Augusta University learning community focused on freshman success.
One Hour-Core Class either your first year (Design Your Life) OR your second year (Research in the Discipline).
Growing | Resilience | Into | Tomorrow
The office of First and Second Year Experiences(FYE/SYE) serves to provide experiences that challenge and support the transition of students from the point of enrollment through their second year of Augusta University. Read the new features from FYE/SYE about GRIT (Growing Resilience Into Tomorrow) and hear from campus leaders, students, alumni, and faculty on their academic resiliency!
GRIT Workshops will be held on Tuesdays in October in University Hall 356. Join us for discussion and receive a FREE Treehouse T-shirt or SWAG.
Core Class for First and Second Year Students
Inquiry 1000 is a one credit hour, small group, discussion-based course designed to engage lower division students in the discovery, exploration, and analysis of ideas that faculty members, across a variety of disciplines, study and investigate. The purpose of INQR 1000 course is to inspire students to research, reflect, and respond to their own questions using discussion and application to create meaningful connections.
“It’s going to be a lasting partnership with the school. I’m looking forward to filling up the hospital with beautiful works of art from these students.”
“Research indicates student veterans are best served when support services are proactive versus reactive, and when support expands across the institution," said Dr. Stefane Raulerson.
In the ICU, "everybody can recognize if things are going bad, but timing is critical," said Dr. Vikas Kumar, associate professor at the Medical College of Georgia.
About the Treehouse
The Office of First and Second Year Experiences is located in University Hall 331
aka "the Treehouse". It is here where students "branch out" and explore new pathways!
Come by the Treehouse to ask questions, get answers, and reflect on your purpose in college.
Ms. Erin Schmidt
FYE/SYE Student Assistant
Art Major with Concentration in Graphic Design