UC Blue Ash College

First-Year Experience

What is First-Year Experience (FYE)?

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

Not sure which FYE course you need?

Contact Information

Academic Affairs
Muntz Hall - Room 140
Phone: 513-745-5684
Hours: 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday
Email: frances.lowery@uc.edu