First-Year Experience Program (FYE)

First-Year Experience Program (FYE)


Elizabeth City State University is committed to the success and retention of all students and most especially to the first-year student.

THE FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE (FYE) is a program designed to help new students make the CONNECTION to university life, academic excellence, student activities, programs and events, and resources. The program will more clearly define common experiences for all new students and provide a more coordinated and integrated approach to the first-year experience.

The FYE, which begins at New Student Orientation, is the start of the student's journey toward the adjustment to college and the achievement of academic, personal, and career goals.

The FYE encourages first-year students to become involved, committed, and successful members of the university community by participating in the many academic, social, and cultural opportunities available at ECSU. Faculty, staff, and students will provide every new student with the resources and services to achieve academic excellence and success.

Connect Academically 

  • Know the Professors
  • Meet your Dean
  • Know your academic advisor
  • Know academic requirements
  • Use academic resources
  • Grow intellectually