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First Year Engagement Program

The First Year Engagement Office (FYE) is dedicated to promoting the success of first-year students by enhancing student engagement on campus. We are available to assist students in locating UIW resources that will lead to their academic success. First-year students learn to understand “you own your education”, which introduces self-responsibility and an awareness of the path to success!

First-Year Engagement Lounge - "The Landing"

Location: Student Engagement Center 3065

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5:00 pm

Take time to relax in between classes and meet with your FYE Peer Mentor! We have snacks, a microwave, coffee, board games, and even a little library! 


Upcoming Events for First-Year Students

  • Saturday, September 9th: JC Penney Suit Up Event 11:00 am @North Star Mall
  • Monday, September 11th: Health Professions Community Information Fair 1:00 pm @ SEC Ballroom 
  • Monday, September 11th: UIW Remembrance Day 12:00 pm @ Dubuis Lawn
  • Tuesday, September 12th: Resume Review & Networking 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ SEC Ballroom
  • Thursday, September 14th: Mercado 11:00 am @Westgate Circle 
  • Wednesday, September 20th: Cardinal Palooza 7:00 pm @ Sky View Parking Lot
  • Saturday, September 23rd: Flight of the Cardinal @ Benson Stadium

First-Year Student September Check List:

  • Cardinal Email: Stay updated by checking your email daily.
  • Campus Engagement: Join a student organization or Intramural or Club Sport, and attend at least 2 events.
  • Visit a Professor: Visit a professor during office hours.
  • Financial Matters: Finalize tuition bill and financial aid.
  • Work-Study/Student Employment: Find a job on campus!
  • Career Services: Visit Career Services for resume building and cover letter assistance.
  • Community Service: Complete a minimum of 5 community service hours.
  • Cardinal Cupboard: Visit the Cardinal Cupboard at the Ettling Center.
  • Tutoring: Visit and secure a tutor (if needed) at Tutoring Services. Spaces fill up fast (November is late)!

First-Year Student Success Tips!

  • Plan ahead.
  • Make connections.
  • Visit faculty.
  • Get tutoring.
  • Believe in yourself!

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

(210) 805-3006 

Dr. Diana Sanchez

Student Engagement Center 3150