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)-274-2323 Fax: (318)-274-3253
Mrs. Jeanette Moss, Administrative Coordinator