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First Year Experience


The First Year Experience (FYE) is a comprehensive program designed to: ease the transition into Mitchell College, increase student engagement in academic and co-curricular activities and set the foundation for academic success. Our best faculty, staff and students work with first-year students in a wide range of new and exciting academic and co-curricular initiatives.

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

April 23, 2014 Academic and Student Affairs Awards Ceremony - 1 p.m.

May 7, 2014 Last day of classes before final examination period

May 8, 2014 Final examination period (through May 13)

May 17, 2014 10:00 a.m. Commencement

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


Picture of Students in the Cafeteria

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.