First Year Experience

The First Year Experience (FYE) program begins with you, the star of our program! We are currently seeking interested first year students to create a fun and exciting community designed to increase your personal and educational power. You will have the opportunity to create a learning community that will be your home away from home. SJSU will become your university when you connect with other first year students, professors, tutors, and advisors in a supportive environment.

Getting Connected
  • Social & Cultural Activities (plays, movies, festivals, music events, dances, art festivals, etc.)
  • Support Group to help you adjust to SJSU and learn about campus resources
  • Introduce you to campus and community involvement
  • Block Scheduling (Register in two or more classes with your friends)
  • Graduation and Awards Ceremony
  • Spring Barbecue & Holiday Party
explore careers
  • Connect with faculty mentors in your field of study
  • Get an assessment of your academic skills, educational goals, and career plans
  • Help you prepare a personal educational plan to help you reach your goals
  • Schedule frequent meetings with your advisor
  • Help find courses and professors based on peer feedback
Academic support
  • Academic Survival Skills (Peer advisors give you all the inside tips on how to make it at SJSU)
  • Assistance with selecting classes and General Education advising
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Student Advocacy (Help resolve problems with a teacher, staff, or friend)