First Year Experience
To assist first year students with their transition to Grambling State University by building and sustaining a vibrant campus-based community.
The First Year Experience program is comprised of an orientation for new and transitional students, academic advisement and counseling, and seminar-based instruction that will guide the student through the first year of college. The First Year Experience Program is staffed by a faculty dedicated to the success of the first year college student. The services provided by the First Year Experience Program are designed to support the retention efforts at Grambling State University.
First Year Experience Course
The First Year Experience Program offers a year long Freshman Seminar Course
that is taken in two parts:
- Part one of the Freshman Seminar Course – FYE 101 – introduces
the entering student to the University’s academic programs, general
education requirements, student handbook, university catalog, financial
aid, registration, and relevant policies and procedures. This course exposes
the first year student to the Grambling State University experience- its
rich heritage, traditions, and culture. Other topics covered in this course
include college survival skills such as goal setting, time management,
critical thinking, active learning, note taking, study skills, test taking,
communicating for results, and library usage.
- Part two of the Freshman Seminar Course – FYE 102 – offers a continuation of the discussions on college survival skills. Topics covered in this course include career exploration, computer skills (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint), building positive relationships, diversity and multicultural appreciation, leadership, ethics and responsibility, stress management, health and wellness, problem solving, and management of personal finances.
Grambling State University
First Year Experience Program
Brown Hall, P. O. BOX 567, Grambling, LA 71245
Phone: (318)-274-2323Fax: (318)-274-3253
Dr. Ellen D. Smiley, Acting Director
Mrs. Jeanette Moss, Administrative Coordinator