The first year of the college career is key to long-term collegiate academic and personal success. The First-Year Experience (FYE) serves as a foundation for future success by supporting students with skills and resources to transition successfully to campus life. The FYE comprises students with experiences both in-and outside the classroom, including:
The instructors of University Scholarship serve in various faculty and administrative capacities on campus and are committed to providing support and quality services for first-year students.
Mentors for Academic and Personal Success (MAPS) are a dedicated team of upper-class peer mentors who serve as co-facilitators for The First-Year Experience, both through the University Scholarship class and the Program Series. MAPS act as effective resources for first-year students—having “been there/done that.” They help to create a comfortable classroom atmosphere and share their personal experiences adjusting to the academic and social life at Pitt-Johnstown.