CLA 1001 & 1002: The First-Year Experience

The CLA First-Year Experience (FYE) consists of an online, 2-credit (CLA 1001 and 1002) program that all first-year CLA students take over the course of their initial fall and spring semesters. The FYE challenges students to think outside of the box. They will learn effective study habits, goal setting, and career preparation. Most importantly, CLA 1001 and 1002 offers students a space to learn more about themselves, meet other students, and prepare for the future. By connecting with faculty, staff, and campus resources—like the University Libraries, CLA Career Services, and the Center for Writing—students will be prepared for the rest of their university experience and beyond.

Additionally, during the CLA 1001 and 1002 program, each student will be paired with an FYE Section Leader who will act as a mentor throughout the academic year. Section Leaders are CLA students who have been through the FYE program themselves, and who continue to prosper because of the support they were provided during their time as a first-year student. Students will be required to meet with their Section Leader one-on-one throughout the school year, and are encouraged to turn to them with questions regarding all aspects of student life—such as health resources, campus jobs, or housing.

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