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First-Year Experience

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First-year students at Eastern have a range of academic and student support resources available to help transition to college. The First Year Introduction course (FYI 100) provides a comprehensive introduction to academics, campus life and Eastern’s liberal arts education. The summer orientation program prior to freshman year introduces students to campus resources and services, while the Six-Week Challenge helps students get beyond the first few weeks of the fall semester. A range of other academic and student support services are available to help students succeed.

FYI 100 GOALS

Campus Survival Skills

Campus Survival Skills

Students are introduced to campus resources, with a peer mentor and faculty member covering topics such as registration and advising, academic integrity, time management and financial literacy.

Academic Skills

Academic Skills

Students are introduced to intellectual skills that correspond to the academic standards they will be expected to meet, including reading, writing, oral reports, library research, test-taking, and critical thinking.

Creating Learning Communities

Creating Learning Communities

FYI 100 classes consist of small groups of 25 students, creating a learning community that promotes collaboration between students, a peer mentor and a faculty member in and outside of class.