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New Student Programs 2019

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The First-Year Experience (FYE) program is coordinated through the Office of Student Engagement, in cooperation with various student life partners and academic programs. The central theme of the six FYE components is Finding Philadelphia, learning about the history, culture, diversity, and wealth of activities in the city, our extended campus.  Our comprehensive approach to your first-year experience begins with New Student Orientation (NSO),  includes faculty oriented academic advising; and is centered on your residential community/commuting experience.

The FYE program is designed to provide support and encouragement to new students at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) and help ensure they succeed personally and academically. Research is clear, and our experience has demonstrated, that students who actively engage in all of the FYE components are more likely to be successful and have a more enriching college experience.

Jefferson believes that community service initiatives are a central part of the undergraduate experience. Accordingly, the Office of Student Engagement works to increase student access to the community service opportunities, serve as an informational resource about community agencies, supports students' civic engagement, and promotes service as a tool for learning.

Contact Information:

Office of Student Engagement
Kanbar Campus Center, Suite 317
phone: (215) 951-2634
fax: (215) 951-2644
email: FYE@PhilaU.edu