First Year Experience (FYE)
How do you fit into the Gwynedd-Mercy College community?
The transition from high school to college can be both exciting and unfamiliar. As a first-year student, you will participate in the First Year Experience (FYE) program.
FYE will help ease your transition into college and provide you with a foundation for success.
What will you learn?
You will learn about campus life and academics, how to serve the surrounding community, and how to make the most of your time at Gwynedd-Mercy College.
FYE consists of two courses: FYE 1000 and FYE 1001.
In order to adjust to the academic expectations of college, you will explore and discuss topics, such as:
• academic integrity
• research skills and information literacy
• time management
• communication skills
You will familiarize yourself with the campus culture and develop as a college student through classes and co-curricular involvement, which will:
• allow you to explore major and career options
• emphasize physical, mental and spiritual wellness
• guide you toward setting goals
• explore group dynamics, conflict management and diversity
Your options for co-curricular involvement include films, lectures, book discussions and cultural events.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: The first class meeting of FYE 1000 will be held during orientation on Friday, August 24, 2012. All students are required to attend.
In this service learning course, you will learn about the College's history, rooted in Mercy, and the importance of social responsibility. Mercy values are gained through service activities in a variety of settings, such as soup kitchens, community food pantries, assisted living facilities, and educational services.
Important Information for incoming students:
Common Reading Program
Have you received your copy of this year's common reading book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks? If not, stop by the Campbell Solution Center to get your free copy!
As part of our comprehensive alcohol prevention program, Gwynedd-Mercy College expects each member of the first-year class to complete AlcoholEdu for College – an online, non-opinionated, science-based course taken by hundreds of thousands of students each year. Whether you drink or not, AlcoholEdu will empower you to make well-informed decisions about alcohol and help you better cope with the drinking behavior of your peers.You will be able to access the course on July 16, 2012.
Please remember that this module is a requirement for successful completion of your First Year Experience 1000 course and will be factored into the grade that you receive in the course.
To take AlcoholEdu, you will need a computer with Internet access and audio capabilities.
Should you experience any difficulties or require support, the AlcoholEdu Technical Support Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply click on the “Technical Help” button located in the upper right-hand corner of every AlcoholEdu for College screen. You do not need to be logged into the course to access the Technical Support Center.
Contact Rebecca Signore, Coordinator of First Year Experience at 215-646-7300 ext. 243 or email@example.com.