Promoting Student Success

IMPORTANT NOTICE: First-Year Experience and Learning Communities Move to Remote Services

In light of the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, the First Year Experience Office, First-Year Checklist, and First-Year Learning Communities is moving all of its services online for the rest of the spring 2020 semester. Email communications are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

First-Year Experience Office
Please Email: fye@shsu.edu

A Fresh Start

The first year of college is an important milestone in a student’s academic life. Whether it’s developing effective study habits or fostering relationships with professors and peers, what happens in that first year can impact academic and future professional success.

To support this transition, Sam Houston State University developed the First-Year Experience program (FYE); a comprehensive and coordinated approach to that important first year of college. Drawing on campus-wide resources, FYE provides academic and selected non-academic services dedicated to supporting a student’s transition into college that will lead, ultimately, to graduation.


The Office for First-Year Experience: A Student Success Initiative
Farrington Building Suite 111 | Box 2335 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2335
Phone: 936.294.3422 | FAX: 936.294.2232 | Email:fye@shsu.edu