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The First-Year Experience (FYE) Program aims to create spaces and opportunities for new students to connect with the campus, explore new interests, and engage with a variety of people and ideas.

Learn about the FYE Program

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.

Attend Events & Win Prizes

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, Fojo Beans, The Toast, and movie passes. We also host free raffles, finals week care package giveaways, and other fun giveaways throughout the year!

Meet the FYE Leaders

FYE student leaders create and host FYE events and act as a resource for new students. Get to know our 2020-21 leader team!

Enroll in a First-Year Course

Hamilton offers a range of courses dedicated to first-year students to help them transition to college-level work.

Contact

Tessa Chefalo

Assistant Dean of Students for Student Engagement

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