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About FYE

A VT-shaped First Year Experience (FYE) at Virginia Tech serves as an opportunity for transitioning students to learn skills necessary to be successful.

Beyond Boundaries

VT-Shaped Student

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.