The First-Year Experience (FYE) is a comprehensive approach to ensure that first-year
students at CU Denver make a successful transition to college. To assist
with this transition, the university offers the First-Year Seminar (FYS) program
and numerous engagement activities. FYS courses are optional classes specially
designed to assist first-year students in improving their retention, boosting their
confidence, and facilitating the transition from high school to college. In
tandem with taking an FYS course, first-year students participate in engagement
activities such as academic skill workshops and campus social events. Such
activities and experiences are an integral part of a successful transition to
participation in the First-Year Experience, CU Denver has the following primary
goals for its first-year students:
actively engaged with the CU Denver community
relationships with peers, faculty, and staff members
high levels of academic performance
- Develop strong academic and professional skills
that last a lifetime
We know that, with your participation, these goals can be a
reality for all first-year students at CU Denver!
To register for your FYS course:
New freshmen are able to sign up for an FYS course during the registration section of New Student Orientation
. FYS staff will be present at Orientation to answer questions and distribute FYS course brochures.
Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Experiences if you have further questions.