First Year Experience

Your first year at Nazareth is your opportunity to hit the ground running. FYE guides you through building your academic and transitional skills, getting involved on campus and discovering your place as an active member of the community.

Community and Connection

Gain a deepening sense of direction and engagement through your degree and course progress. Create a sense of campus, local, and global awareness through participation and reflection.

  • Orientation: The Orientation events, activities, and information sessions help you not only acclimate to campus but feel at home here.
  • Leadership Program: Actively develop skills and your leadership abilities through our co-curricular leadership certificate.
  • Community Service Programs: There's something for everybody here, no matter what your interest, time, or commitment level is. You can make a difference in your community!
  • Academic Success Coaching: ¬†One-on-one meetings can help with organization, motivation, academic skill building and any tough transitions.
  • First Year Community Assistants: Upperclassmen who work directly with First Year Residential Programming to help new students transition.
  • First Year Residential Experience: Themed living opportunities that help students get connected to a community on campus.

Career and Curriculum

Actively participate in the exploration and integration of knowledge, skills and aspirations. Develop relationships with your peers to form a strong class identity.