First Year Experience
The First Year Experience (FYE) program helps to acclimate students to the rigors and challenges of college work and life. The classroom portion of FYE tackles such varied topics as stress management, college policies, and career development. Each FYE course instructor is assisted by a student mentor who can help guide new students through their first semester at Immaculata.
In addition to classroom discussions, students will participate in large group activities that will enhance their understanding of Immaculata’s mission and values. Students are required to attend two large group activities on-campus during the semester.
Finally, all incoming first-year students will participate in FYE Serves, a service learning project during New Student Orientation. FYE Serves not only allows students to gain a sense of responsibility for their community; it allows them to become connected with the Immaculata family and establish long-lasting friendships.
In the past, Immaculata students have volunteered on projects in Philadelphia at the Cobbs Creek Community Center, the Laurel Sims Skate House, and Tacony Park, as well as rehabbing a food pantry in Chester.