A VT-shaped First Year Experience (FYE) at Virginia Tech serves as an opportunity for transitioning students to learn skills necessary to be successful.
Virginia Tech's signature FYE initiative includes courses specific for new Virginia Tech first-year and transfer students. Uniquely housed in the academic unit, and each uniquely consistent with the strategic direction, mission, and culture of that unit; these courses support students in their academic transition to college by introducing them to their chosen discipline/major, faculty in their major, and available resources on campus.
FYE offers students integrated academic and social opportunities designed to promote the complex thinking and ethical abilities necessary for success in a global community. These opportunities enable students to investigate the world around them, resulting in a stronger sense of self, values, community and potential.