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The First-Year Student Experience


Being a new university student can be quite exciting yet challenging and often intimidating. Every Edinboro student is capable of accomplishing great things, but every student also has to adjust to university life and work. It is completely normal for new students to feel a bit lost on campus and in their courses. 

Resources for new students, Fall 2013

Edinboro provides several resources to help first-year Edinboro students on their way:

Orientation Office

The Orientation Office guides and advises new Edinboro students. Their web site contains important links and resources. 

To see the schedule of events for the new student orientation to take place Friday, August 23, to Sunday, August 25, click here.

First-Year Student Guide

The First-Year Student Guide is an introduction to Edinboro University. It introduces students to the way the university works and is a convenient reference for locating important resources. Click here for a pdf copy of the guide. 

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center, located on the second floor of the University Library, provides all sorts of services for students.

For example, the Academic Success Professors and Counselors provide a series of fall workshops (on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 pm in the University Library) that give students important and practical advice on how to perform well in their classes. A link to the fall 2012 schedule is here.

New Student Checklist and E-REG

First-year students should complete the New Student Checklist to ensure that they are ready to go by the first day of class. Perhaps most important on the list is Electronic Registration, or "E-REG." The web site explaining the E-REG process is located here .  

First Year Experience (FYE) Program 

Edinboro's First Year Experience (FYE) program is designed to ease the transition to university life and work by providing students critical information and advice about all sorts of things, for example, study and test-taking skills, time management strategies, useful academic, technological, and personal resources, student organizational information, advice about scheduling, and advice about preparing for the job market. 

Each academic department hosts a series of information sessions tailored specifically for their student majors.  All FYE sessions are held on Tuesdays at 12:30-1:45 pm. First-year students have this time reserved in their schedule to ensure attendance. 

Criminal Justice and Political Science Majors: Starting August 27, you will have your department common hour sessions in the Pogue University Center, multi-purpose room.