First Year Experience Programs

The First Year Experience office encourages a smooth transition to college by providing a custom tailored experience for each new student. Through personalized experiences FYE will connect you to campus and give you a deeper sense of belonging. FYE is a hub of information and events designed for your first year of college.

The First-Year Experience office provides:

Thunder U: An all inclusive welcome program that takes place prior to the start of school. Students indicate their favorite interest on the T-bird Takeoff Questionnaire and participate in activities surrounding that interest throughout Thunder U. Thunder U offers a chance to meet key resources, like your ACE, and learn other important information to get you started on the right foot.

Meetups: Are you excited about going to a large campus event but don’t have anyone to go with? Are you looking to make new friends to go to events with? Meet the FYE office in the Nest, ST 178, before various events to meet new people and chat before walking to the event together.

Events: FYE and ACES host different events every week based off the needs and wants of First Year Students. Keep your eye open for karaoke, game nights, movie parties and more. Follow us on social media at FYE@SUU to get the most updated information.

Bucket List Items: Join the FYE office as they complete items from the 50 Things to Do as a Thunderbird bucketlist.