Our programming emphasizes social connections, balance, and campus resources. Our annual calendar includes a dinner and discussion series, off-campus outings, student panels on getting involved, and more. All of our events are free and open to all students.
First-year students earn FYE points throughout the year by attending and signing-in at FYE core programs and eligible events. Prizes include gift cards to the bookstore, Cafe Opus, Euphoria Smoothies, and movie passes. We also host free raffles, finals week care package giveaways, and other fun giveaways throughout the year!
FYE student leaders create and host FYE events and act as a resource for new students. Get to know our 2019-2020 leader team!
Orientation in August consists of two parts: adventure trips and on-campus orientation programming. Adventure trips include Adirondack Adventure, Outreach Adventure and Exploration Adventure. We have more than 65 trip options each year; from photography to building homes in Utica to kayaking Lake Champlain, there's something for everyone!