First-Year Experience

New UC Blue Ash students enjoying first-year orientation

What is First-Year Experience (FYE) at Blue Ash College?

Your first-year experience course is the cornerstone upon which your university learning experience is built. It is comprised of curricular, co-curricular and experiential learning throughout the year that engages you in UC's signature opportunities and prepares you for graduation.

  • Habits of mind and interaction needed for success in the university
  • Engaging in UC's diverse cultural life
  • Integration of knowledge gained in courses, experiences, and student life
  • Exploring professional and civic responsibilities as an educated person

Common Elements

These are a required part of each first-year experience course, regardless of academic program.

  • Introduction to the Major/Program
    • Career/academic experience planning
    • Discipline/major
  • Information literacy
  • Introduction to college/university
  • Student Success Skills
    • Study skills
    • Critical thinking
    • Personal and social responsibility
    • Time management
    • Stress management
    • Academic advising

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Not sure which FYE course you need?

Each program at UC Blue Ash offers an FYE course. For specific information about the course for your program, contact your academic advisor.

Contact Information

Academic Affairs
Muntz Hall - Room 140
Phone: (513) 745-5684
Hours: 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday