Office of First Year Experence in the David C. Briegel Building

First Year Experience

First Year Experience (FYE)

The Office of First Year Experience (FYE) is here to guide you through your first year at SMC and ease your transition to our college community. 

You’ll meet with an FYE advisor to register for your first semester of classes and continue to work with them throughout your first year. They’ll help you get comfortable with campus, make the most of your course schedule, and stay on track to your degree. 

Read on for more about what FYE offers.

No appointment needed; stop by any time for assistance.

Academic Advising

FYE advisors will help you register for classes, understand your degree program, and plan your educational path throughout your first year. After your first year, you’ll transition to an academic advisor in the AARC for academic planning.

One-stop Resource

FYE also serves as your go-to resource for all-things college during your first year at SMC. Not sure how to get tutoring? Stop by FYE! Wondering how enrichment classes work? Ask an FYE advisor. Any questions you have, they can point you in the right direction.

Other services include:

  • Student IDs
  • Password Resets
  • Schedule Printing

Connect to Campus

FYE hosts New Student Orientation and Welcome Week before classes begin to help you settle in to college and learn how to be successful at SMC, connect to campus resources, and meet other students. Learn more about orientation and Welcome Week below.

Students learning about campus at orientation

Stay the Course

As your first year continues, FYE advisors will keep tabs on you to make sure you’re staying on track and provide tips, encouragement and support resources to help if you need it. They’ll also help undecided students hone their interests and select a major so that they can take classes that best fit their goals.

A student receiving advising
A staff member instructing students at orientation

New Student Orientation

All new students attend New Student Orientation to register for classes, learn about campus resources and how to be successful at SMC.

Learn More About New Student Orientation
Students playing a tangle game

Welcome Week

Attend Welcome Week events to meet students and staff, engage in campus life, and find all the resources available to you.

Learn More About Welcome Week