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First Year Experience Program Mission & Goals

Geisel Library

Our Vision

UC San Diego’s First Year Experience Program prepares students for a successful transition and integration into a large research university.  

Our Mission

The UC San Diego First Year Experience (FYE) Program offers first-years and new transfer students a two unit course that facilitates their success at a large research university.  FYE equips students with best practices and critical skills on how to succeed and connects them to academic and co-curricular resources, programs, and opportunities, on and off campus. FYE empowers students to establish an effective and intentional plan which maximizes both academic success and personal well-being.

The FYE Program aims to achieve the following goals:

  1. Empowering students to become intentional, active, and engaged in achieving personal goals;
  2. Ensuring student understanding of academic expectations;
  3. Optimizing student involvement in co-curricular opportunities; and
  4. Strengthening students’ organizational, interpersonal, and wellness skills.