Success Begins in the First Semester: Northern Michigan University’s First Year Experience

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Surround yourself with success in the First Year Experience at Northern Michigan University.

Marquette, Michigan  –  March 22, 2015  –  Northern Michigan University offers a First Year Experience (FYE) program to help freshmen adjust to college, both academically and socially.

Freshmen are slotted into blocks of classes based on their chosen majors. This way, new students will be taking classes and establishing relationships with peers interested in the same area of study. It is also an opportunity for students to forge relationships with faculty members in their chosen fields.

Another element of the FYE program is a freshman seminar course, which provides students with basic college navigation skills and a forum to discuss their personal experiences.

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The First Year Experience will not only help you transition to college life, it will also help you meet other students and faculty in your chosen field.

“Students don’t have to feel isolated or unsure in their first semester; they’re able to learn about and benefit from the myriad resources that the university offers,” said Lucy Blair, coordinator of the FYE program at NMU.

Northern Michigan University has had its FYE program since 1995. The most recent statistics indicate that 85 percent of students who participated in FYE maintained good academic standing during their first semester and nearly 92 percent of FYE students returned to NMU the following semester. More than 87 percent of FYE students agreed that taking part in FYE positively contributed to their overall college experience.

Simply stated, FYE is working at NMU. It not only provides students with the practical tools to be successful, but also sets the stage for how students will interact with their peers, professors and the broader campus community. FYE is about establishing connections. Students make those connections meaningful.

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You can learn more about Northern Michigan University and the First Year Experience by visiting the campus.

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