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First Year Experience


The First Year Experience (FYE) is a comprehensive program designed to help ease your transition into Mitchell College, set the foundation for your academic success and help you get connected to what is happening in and out of the classroom. Through FYE you will encounter our best faculty, staff and students working together to introduce you to a wide range of new and exciting academic and co-curricular initiatives. The FYE office is a great place to start with questions you might have about almost everything that goes on in your first year at Mitchell - from classes to the common read, from service opportunities to suggestions about what would make your experience even better. Come see us on the 2nd floor of Duques!

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Welcome In!


FYE is about Finding Where You Fit IN:






Get IN Touch
Jen Ryley Welsh, MA
Coordinator of the First Year Experience
Duques Academic Success Center - Room 212
437 Pequot Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4498
860-629-6114 DIRECT LINE
860-629-6012 FAX

Campus Resources Common Read
First Year Academic Experience Service Opportunities
Parent Resources FYE Mentors

Upcoming Events

August 29, 2014 Friday - New students move in/check in

August 29, 2014 Orientation Welcome

September 1, 2014 Monday, Labor Day - No Classes - College Offices closed

September 2, 2014 Tuesday - First day of classes, Fall Semester - Add/Drop Begins

September 9, 2014 Tuesday - Add/Drop ends (6 days)


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The FYE enhances the in class experience through co-curricular offerings tied to FIGS and individual courses. These are designed to create a community of scholars and encourage students to make connections beyond the classroom. Examples of events include programming in the residence halls, guest speakers and special topic offerings facilitated by faculty.


Student Life Programs

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The FYE helps you connect with Student Life Programs that involve and engage students. While we provide many programs that entertain students, we also promote activities that involve students in the active process of creating and maintaining clubs and organizations, community service projects, leadership programs, and intercollegiate or recreational-intramural sports.