First-Year Experience

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About the First-Year Experience Program

The First-Year Experience (FYE) is all about creating opportunities for you, the first-year student, to feel connected to Hamilton from the moment you arrive on campus. We hope you will learn about different aspects of the College, and have a lot of fun while doing it.  The 2015-16 FYE Core Sessions and FYE-Eligible events fall into five key tracks of programming:

  • Diversity and Difference: Exploring Identities
  • Mind-Body-Balance
  • Personal Development
  • Academic Habits & Campus Resources
  • Community Engagement

First-year students earn FYE points throughout the year by attending and signing in at FYE Core Sessions and eligible events.  You can find a regularly updated listing of these events in the calendar on the right of this page, and in our weekly FYE emails.  Prizes include giftcards to Opus and the bookstore, plenty of FYE gear, and a few big surprises to be announced.  For more details on points and prizes, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Questions about Hamilton's FYE program? Email FYE@hamilton.edu

Welcome from the FYE Leaders

We look forward to working with the Class of 2019 to insure that your time at Hamilton is the best it can possibly be. You can find out more about our individual interests on the FYE Leader page. Please contact any of us if you have questions about the program, or about Hamilton in general. We can't wait to show you what an amazing community exists on the Hill!

Left to right: Bennett Hambrook '17, Denise Meza Reyes '16, and Brandon Willett '18