First Year Experience and Second Year Experience

Your time at Nazareth is the ultimate opportunity to grow and discover through action and reflection.

The true measure of student success is how well you are prepared to accomplish your current and future academic, personal, and professional goals through the development of knowledge, a sense of responsibility and self-reliance, and a connection to the college and wider community.

By participating in the coordinated programs and activities of the First Year Experience (FYE) and Second Year Experience (SYE), you will develop each aspect of success.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Personal meaning: Define your purpose for attending Nazareth and describe how your experience (both curricular and co-curricular) is personally and professionally relevant to this purpose
  • Personal reflection: Discuss how the Nazareth experience prepares you for future personal and professional success
  • Self-awareness: Identify your learning styles, learning habits, and thinking patterns
  • Informed decision-making: Evaluate information to take responsibility for yourself and your decisions
  • Active involvement: Integrate your major and college requirements, career and co-curricular opportunities, and the use of campus resources
  • Personal validation: Describe the ways you feel personally validated and that you matter to Nazareth
  • Self efficacy: Show that your efforts matter and that you can influence or control the prospects for your success
  • Social integration: Demonstrate openness to learning from those who have different backgrounds and perspectives. Be able to form meaningful relationships with members of local and global communities.