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First Year Experience

Student Feedback


9 out of 10 students would recommend FYE to all incoming first year students.


What students tell us they’ve learned from this course:

  • Better study habits
  • Time management
  • Resources on campus
  • How to handle the first term in a healthy manner
  • How to cope with stress and adapt to change
  • Different clubs and organizations around campus to be involved in
  • More about who they are as a person and as a college student
  • What to expect in college
  • How to create goals and reach them
  • How to think outside of the box



  • “The different things we learned in class were interesting and beneficial.” Student in “Healthy Living” theme, Fall 2011
  • “We covered so many topics that we were experiencing as first year students and how they affected our life.”  Student in “The First Year Experience” theme, Fall 2011
  • “My favorite part of the class was getting to know other students and learning about all of the opportunities for me at Western.” Student in “The First Year Experience” theme, Fall 2011
  • “The instructors really wanted to get to know us.” Student in “Social Justice” theme, Fall 2011
  • “I felt very engaged throughout the term.” Student in “Thinking Outside the Box” theme, Fall 2011

Academic Advising and Learning Center  503-838-8428 | or e-mail:
Location: APSC 401

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