The First Year Experience Program at A-State
The First Year Experience Program, also known as FYE, is a program which is designed to help students prepare for the transition from high school to college. All sections of FYE include core information that covers A-State Policies & Procedures, Academic Resources, Study Skills, Academic Research & Writing, Leadership & Campus Involvement as well as materials crucial to the academic and personal growth of each First Year Red Wolf. Each FYE Instructor will serve as a mentor and all sections of FYE use a common text which is written by A-State faculty to address information and resources specific to A-State. The A-State FYE Program is interdisciplinary, meaning that each section of FYE is based within the department or college of the student’s major. This interdisciplinary approach exposes and excites first year students about their major and career opportunities.
A-State First Year Parent Association
The First Year Parent Association at A-State is designed to assist in the transition of first-year students and their families to Arkansas State University. It enables parents to actively participate in the life of their student during their first year. Parents or guardians of first-year students are able to join this association for a fee of $20.00, during their student's registration session. This fee is directly applied to special programming and activities for the first year student class – such as the “First Year Fall Festival”, “Common Reader Activity Fair”, “First Year Experience Academic Expo”, and many more helpful programs.
Some of the opportunities include:
- Monthly e-Newsletter of campus announcements and reminders
- Access to A-State Social Media Sites
For more information on the A-State First Year Parent Association, please email Paige Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Year Convocation
- Required for New Students!
- Parents Encouraged & Welcome to Attend!
- Sunday, August 19th at 1:30 p.m. in the First National Bank Arena