It’s your first year at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and you want to succeed! The First-Year Experience (FYE) program was designed to help you excel in the classroom and adjust to life as a Triton whether you're a first-year or transfer student. Challenges? Fears? Obstacles? FYE provides you with the resources and support to overcome these barriers to success.

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Program What It Is More Information
Orientation
 
A program for newly admitted first year and transfer students. Students must complete an orientation prior to beginning classes and may choose a variety of orientation sessions offered in May-August, and January for those who start in the spring.You will learn how to navigate campus, be introduced to helpful campus resources and discover the amazing opportunities college life offers.Through small group activities and an optional overnight experience, students can create friendships with other new students and learn insider tips from current students, faculty and staff.
Living and Learning Communities Small group of students with similar interests and majors take courses and/or live together on the same floor Living and Learning Communities are specialized living environments that help connect students in and out of class learning. Students who choose to live in an LLC have a direct connection to their classroom experience through being a cohort with other residential students, intentional events and programs, and dedicated staff member working to make the community a success.
First Year Experience Courses UMSL invests in out of classroom experience All new students are invited to attend a variety of events organized by campus partners and streamlined to assist new students during their first year of college.
Alpha Lambda Delta First Year Academic Honor Society Invitation to join this organization after your first completed UMSL semester. Scholarships, leadership development, service, and more opportunities to enhance your first year experience.
Week of Welcome Welcome programming in fall and spring Weeks of Welcome provides weeks of sponsored events designed to help transition students to life at UMSL.
Emerging Leaders Leadership development Emerging Leaders connects new students and encourages them to explore their leadership skills. First-year students can apply leadership knowledge to future on-campus positions, life and career goals, and social opportunities with their peers and the campus.
MyEngage Software to connect with leadership, campus events, and student organizations The Office of Student Involvement MyEngage software provides easy access to and engagement with more than 90 student organizations including fraternities and sororities, service organizations and academic support organizations.
Live. Learn. Work On Campus Student employment Campus Life offices rely heavily on peer to peer education through various leadership roles and on-campus student employment opportunities.There are over 150 student employment positions on campus that allow students to enhance their leadership skills, financial opportunity, and growth in personal and professional development skills.
Traditions/Spirit UMSL hosts yearly traditional events throughout the year Annual Traditional Events Include:
Fall: UMSL Night at the Cardinals Ballpark, Student Organization Expo, Big Event (Day of Service)
Spring: Homecoming, Mirth Week
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