Residential Life

First Year Experience Program

The First Year Residential Experience program, FYE, helps students transition well from high school to college life. We understand that everyone transitions differently, so the FYE program is multifaceted. We strive to find community living options to support all of our new students.

All first-year students take a one-credit class called Academic and College Success (ACS), taught in a specially designed classroom in Kearney Hall. The class is provided in partnership with Academic Affairs and the Center for Student Success.

Incoming freshmen choose one of five FYE housing options.

FYE Program Options

Linked ACS Class
Undeclared Majors
Global Experience
By Major

FYE is about much more than housing. The program offers great opportunities for student involvement and leadership through creative programming. FYE encourages students to make the most of their collegiate experience by focusing on interpersonal development, community development, intercultural competence, and civic engagement.

students in kearney hall

Let's face it:

Friendships and memories are a cornerstone of the first-year college experience. By combining the strengths of Residential Life and academics, Nazareth's FYE program gives first-year students an advantage that can't be beat.