The First Year Experience

Your first year of college is full of transitions – making new friends, finding your niche on campus, learning about campus resources, and honing study skills and time management.  As you navigate each of these transitions, the Student Success and Advising Center will be here to support you – every step of the way.

High-Quality Advising

Throughout your first year, your academic advisor will be a primary source of information and support.  You will meet with your advisor on a regular basis to discuss your academic plans, course requirements, and any other academic questions or pursuits, including exploring minors or planning for study abroad.

Your advisor will partner with you as you develop your academic goals, and a plan to achieve them.  Whether your concern is about courses, careers, or policies and requirements, the Student Success and Advising Center is a place that can (and wants to) help you!

Engagement and Connection

The Student Success and Advising Center hosts various opportunities throughout the year for you to get to know your classmates, become acclimated to the teaching profession, and make meaningful connections with faculty and staff.  From our beginning of the year “Tailgate Party” during Wolfpack Welcome Week, to our various PGU (professional growth unit) opportunities each semester, you’ll have multiple ways to become truly engaged in the College of Education.

Students in SAY Village will have unique opportunities to build community with their peers, and will be enrolled in a special fall and spring seminar during their first year where they connect with classmates from across campus, and learn about youth advocacy.  Students that are not a part of SAY Village will have ED 100 during their first fall semester.  This unique course, co-taught by your academic advisor, will expose you to various university resources, establish small peer networks, and provide a beginning framework for becoming a teacher leader.