First Year Program

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Unlocking Success: Your Key to Seamless Transition and Academic Achievement

The First-Year Experience (FYE) at North Greenville University is an academic program crafted to seamlessly immerse new students into the campus community and equip them with tools for academic success. The course, workshops, and events offered in this program provide you the opportunity to engage with professors, learn from peer mentors, and grow with other new students. FYE aims to aid your transition to college and help you build meaningful and lasting relationships. Establishing these connections and honing these skills during your first year is crucial for achieving your goals at NGU and beyond.

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NGU 101

Faculty from various areas of study team up with a First-Year Experience (FYE) mentor in the NGU 101 first-year seminar to help you make a successful transition to college and thrive at NGU.

FYE Mentors

Academically strong, highly involved student-leaders serve as your first-year guides inside and outside of the NGU 101 classroom.

FYE Events

Various events help you connect to campus life, strengthen academic skills, and build community with FYE mentors, staff, and fellow students.

Welcome Week!

August 12–19

Spend a week getting connected through fun events and your first few days of classes.

NGU 101

Fall Semester

Connect with your FYE Mentor and peers through this freshman seminar and various campus life events.

Connect Groups

Spring Semester

Continue building relationships and attending FYE events with your FYE mentor and peers.

Freshman Party!

Spring Semester

Celebrate successfully completing your first year and look forward to the next step in your journey!

Learn More

Interested in becoming a mentor?

FYE mentors are student leaders who assist first-year students as they transition to college life at NGU. FYE mentors attend the weekly NGU 101 class meetings in the fall semester and connect with students outside the classroom on a regular basis throughout their first academic year. Students who have already completed at least one full-time semester of coursework at NGU, have already completed NGU 101, and have maintained a GPA higher than 2.5 are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

For questions regarding the FYE mentor program, contact Sara Black via email at or phone at 864.977.2094.

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