First-Year Experience

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What is the First Year Experience?

Mission Statement

The First Year Experience (FYE) program is designed to support all first-year students by creating innovative and engaging ways to connect students to resources and develop their sense of belonging to create the ideal student experience.


The First Year Experience (FYE) is committed to cross-departmental collaboration to enhance students experience and achieve the following outcomes:

  • Sense of belonging
  • Connection to resources
  • Improved self-efficacy
  • Relationship-building with peers, faculty members, and staff members

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is our way of welcoming you to Lee College.

Learning Frameworks (EDUC 1200)

Learning Frameworks is a First-Year Experience course designed to help students successfully transition to college. It covers various topics, such as financial literacy, career navigation, and many more.


It is important to meet with your advisor to start working on your academic plan as soon as possible. Advising/Counseling.

Supporting Activities

Many activities will be offered on and off campus to support you within your first year. FYE Incentive Program.