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Welcome to the First Year Experience!

The first-year experience is designed to assist IU South Bend’s first-year students with their transition from high school or a job to the university. 
  • Students will initially meet with an advisor, who will introduce them to campus, assist in planning their course schedule, and encourage them to begin considering a major or an area of interest. 
  • Students will have the opportunity to take either a first-year seminar (FYS 190) or a threshold learning community class (U100).

Both courses are designed for student success and taught by experienced teachers.  Additionally, each course has a peer mentor who serves as an advocate and model student for the class.