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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.

Contact Us

First and Second Year Experiences

Summerville Campus

University Hall

Suite 331

706-667-4412

fye@augusta.edu

Get Involved

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.

Freshman Convocation (Fall)

The university's official welcome for its newest members of the Augusta University family.

FYE/SYE Events

FYE/SYE offers many opportunities for you to explore your purpose and plan your pathway.

Jaguar Jumpstart (Summer)

Jaguar Jumpstart is an Augusta University learning community focused on freshman success.

INQR 1000

One Hour-Core Class either your first year (Design Your Life) OR your second year (Research in the Discipline).


First and Second Year Programming

Fall

  • Jaguar Jumpstart
  • GRIT Activities
  • INQR 1000
  • Phi Eta Sigma Induction Ceremony
  • Book Clubs
  • FYE Advisory Board
  • FYE/SYE Days of Service
  • Sophomore Welcome Back
  • "Treehouse" Open House

Spring

  • Jaguar Jumpstart
  • INQR 1000
  • Phi Eta Sigma Meetings/Events
  • Book Clubs
  • Half-Way There Sophomore Celebration
  • JJSP End-of-the-Year Celebration
  • Southern Cities Swing Tour
  • Tau Sigma Induction Ceremony

Summer

  • Jaguar Jumpstart
  • Freshmen Convocation

 


GRIT

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.

 
INQR 1000

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.

LEARN MORE about INQR 1000

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photo from article Augusta University invests $6 million to boost faculty and staff amid enrollment surge

Augusta University invests $6 million to boost faculty and staff amid enrollment surge

This significant investment was primarily aimed at bolstering areas where the university expects to see the most growth in core classes that first- and second-year students need to progress toward their degree, but the funding will also support all areas of enrollment growth through increasing student support in areas.

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Making lifelong connections with the Jags4Jags Mentoring Program at Augusta University

The Jags4Jags program at Augusta University was created to enhance new student experience by linking first-year students to mentors who are ready to listen, inspire and help navigate any future challenges.

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Augusta University’s Interfraternity Council receives national recognition

“I was kind of blown away. I know we did a really good job, but I didn’t think we were going to get recognized nationally. So it was kind of surreal to get that email saying that we were honored,” said Tate Allen, last year's IFC president.

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Series of speakers will lead up to 2024 Innovate student pitch competition

The 2024 Innovate Pitch competition will hold several events leading up to the competition finals on March 28, all at the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center.

Watercolor artwork of the doors to the new treehouse space

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.

 

Artwork credit:
Ms. Erin Schmidt
FYE/SYE Student Assistant
Art Major with Concentration in Graphic Design