First-Year Experience (FYE) Special Interest Communities

Located in Brady, Ireland, Cretin, Dowling, John Paul II, and Grace Residence Halls

The first year of college is full of opportunities and sometimes even challenges.  To support our first year students with the transition from high school to college, with getting connected to the campus community, and with building lasting relationship, we offer First-Year Experience communities within our residence halls.  These communities are exclusive to first-year students, and have Resident Advisors (RAs) providing programs aimed to facilitate a smooth transition to college life.  RAs and Hall Directors (live-in professional staff members), will meet with students one-on-one, will take students to a variety of on-campus events, and will engage in conversations around the topics of alcohol, community building, communication skills, diversity, study skills and time management.