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First Year Experience

Welcome! Welcome! We are so excited you have chosen SPCC and are here!

FYE - First Year Experience blue and green logo.Starting college is a fun and exciting time, but it can also be challenging. The First Year Experience (FYE) program is designed to help first time students make a smooth transition to college. The First Year Experience is committed to making your experience at SPCC the best it can be! From your first day, we are here to answer questions, offer advice, and provide support. We will help provide what you need to succeed.

The First Year Experience (FYE) is proud of our college, our academics, and our community, and we want you to see how great it is to be at SPCC. Our program will provide opportunities throughout the year to get you involved.

FYE students are required to log 20 hours of campus connections throughout their first year at SPCC. There are four mandatory FYE sessions all participants must attend, but for the remainder of the 20 hours, students can select campus connections based on their personal interest and academic needs.

Students that complete the FYE program will receive $100 Bookstore credit, priority registration, and a distinguishing mark on their transcript. Students that participate in FYE programs are also more likely to have a better college experience, higher GPAs, and graduate sooner!

To join, students must attend a FYE orientation session offered in July or August each year. Check out the Events page for more information.

If you have questions about FYE, email Jim McAlhaney at fye@spcc.edu.