Learn About FYE
What is FYE?
During your first year at NOVA you will make decisions that will guide your career as a college student. The First Year Experience program (FYE) is developed to assist students with making good choices.
The program includes specific courses, programs and activities to help new students:
- Build meaningful relationships with faculty, staff and other students (Connection)
- Transition smoothly into college and help you navigate NOVA (Community Building)
- Prepare you for academic, career and personal success at NOVA and beyond (Critical Thinking)
What do you do in FYE?
The basic things you do when participating in FYE are:
- Attend New Student Orientation (NSO)
- Enroll and complete the FYE SDV 100.
- Contact a counselor on your campus for academic advice and assistance when you need help.
- Attend NOVA FYE
Activities include: Convocation, common reading program events, clubs, service learning, career, transfer and student success workshops and peer mentoring.
Who is FYE for?
Any first year student, especially those who want to learn more about NOVA, meet their peers, faculty and staff.
How do I get involved in FYE
- You can sign up during the New Student Orientation
- You can enroll in the FYE SDV
- You can visit an FYE contact on campus and sign up with that person
- You can apply to FYE here