The University of Missouri-St. Louis values the continued research, growth and resources that are exhibited by attending any national conference, especially the First Year Experience Annual Conference. The Office of New Student Programs was an example of that commitment in providing professional development opportunities for this office, as well as, campus-wide to those that assist serving new students. 

New Student Programs invites colleagues to apply and attend the conference with the expectation of developing specific goals in the area of orientation, transition, and retention that would be implemented at UMSL upon the return. Inside the application packet describes the specific opportunities gained by attending the FYE conference, expectations of attending on behalf of UMSL and compensation and timeline and commitment for attending the conference.

FYE ANNUAL CONFERENCE |February 11-14, 2017 | Atlanta, Georgia

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The Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience provides a forum for higher education professionals to share experiences, concerns, and accomplishments related to supporting student learning, development, and success in the first college year.

High-quality concurrent session, roundtable discussion, and poster presentation proposals are invited on topics addressing the myriad aspects of the first year of college. Proposals undergo blind review and are selected based on appropriateness of session topic, adherence to proposal guidelines, and overall quality of the proposal.

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COMPLETE APPLICATION INCLUDES |   Application including additional questions & supervisor support letter

Applications are due Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by 5:00 PM and can be turned in to the Office of New Student Programs, 366 MSC or emailed to Megan Green at