First Year Experience


  • Mission Statment

    The First Year Experience (FYE) department at Weber State University assists incoming students in making a successful and responsible transition to the university environment. The department is committed to helping students maximize their potential for academic success by providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that promote life-long learning. 

    To accomplish its mission, First Year Experience provides students with valuable information in the FYE 1105 “Foundations of College Success” course. Topics include: the purpose of higher education, goal setting, time management, study and test taking skills, communication, critical thinking, stress management, academic advisement, career and major exploration, using campus resources, and understanding student responsibilities.

    FYE shares the values and themes of Weber State University’s Mission and Strategic Plan by welcoming and valuing all students, collaborating with campus and community partners to make resources known to our students, and creating a classroom environment (in person, online, or virtual) that is engaging, challenging, and supportive.

    In addition, the FYE Peer Mentoring Program is a critical factor to the overall success of the department and the students participating in FYE 1105. We strive to assign a peer mentor to each FYE 1105: Foundations of College Success course. FYE Peer Mentors assist students in the classroom by fostering a sense of belonging and serving as a valuable resource to both students and instructors. In addition to their fieldwork in the FYE 1105 classrooms, FYE Peer Mentors attend an upper-division course UNIV 3170 “FYE Peer Mentoring and Leadership Seminar.”