First Year Experience Programs
Our First Year Experience programs are designed to help incoming students maximize the first year by getting comfortable on campus, connecting with the university, and starting to think of The University of New Orleans as home. Our programs begin right before Fall semester and continue throughout the school year. For a more comprehensive list of campus programs held within the Office of Enrollment Services, please visit our page on Guidebook.
Alpha Lambda Delta
Alpha Lambda Delta is a National Honors Society open to students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in their first quarter at a four-year university. The University of New Orleans chapter of ALD is a student-run academic honors organization.
Personal Academic Consultations
FYE offers undergraduate students an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Student Success Counselor to review and make improvements to their study and personal success habits. These consultations, which are free and available only to current UNO students, involve assessing a student's need and developing a plan of action.
Start Strong Fest
Hosted each Fall, First Year Experience, the academic colleges, and representatives from various offices gather to ensure a successful academic year. Join us in the University Center to learn about minors and special programs, co-curricular activities and resources that can help you develop in mind, body and spirit. Food and entertainment will be provided.
College Life Coaching
Our coaching model allows you to work with a Student Success Counselor to identify goals and overcome obstacles that you may have experienced during your first semester. Throughout the year you will be able to build a personal relationship with a Student Success Counselor that will assist you in achieving your academic success at the University of New Orleans.
University Success 1001
University Success (UNIV 1001 for short) is an interesting, fun, and informative course for all freshmen and transfer students under 30 credit hours. UNIV 1001 is a 1 credit, letter-graded course that meets once a week and gives you a place where you can get valuable information, ask questions, and meet other students easily.
Wake Up Wednesday
Join First Year Experience as we mingle and enjoy free coffee and donuts in our Student Success Center. This is a great opportunity to learn more about any concerns or questions you may have. Join us for our Fall 2018 Wake Up Wednesdays (September 5th & October 3rd) from 9 - 11 AM in the Student Success Center!