Campus Life

First-Year Experience (FYE)

Fall at HeliosThe First-Year Experience (FYE) was created in order for new students to become fully connected and active members of the Anderson University community. We understand that providing new students with an experience that focuses on connections with other students, a faculty mentor, and many institutional resources throughout the first year allows the success rate of students continuing to their sophomore year to greatly improve. 

The FYE program includes Raven 101orientation, two academic courses, and a mentoring program. Each mentor group consists of 15-17 freshman students and is led by a faculty mentor as well as a student peer mentor. Mentors work with students during the first and second semester through the First-Year Seminar and the Critical Thinking Seminar to make sure that students have the most success during their First-Year Experience.