The First-Year Experience (FYE) introduces students to the unique value of an LVC education. Through participation in small, seminar-style courses, the FYE promotes intensive intellectual questioning and develops a foundation in core skills essential to meet the rigorous curricular demands of our College. The FYE develops writing and critical reading skills, assists students with the education and emotional transition to college, and fosters a sense of community within the first-year class. FYE topics include “Sports Journalism,” “The Body in Art,” “Race in the 21st Century,” and “Film & Society.” Class size is small (18 students) and the primary instructor for the course is a full-time faculty member.

First year students must complete two First-Year Experience courses:
FYE 111 First Year Experience I
FYE 111 First Year Experience IC
FYE 112 First Year Experience II

Transfer or first year students who satisfy FYE-111 through transfer credit or Advanced Placement credit are required to complete the following courses:
FYE 112 First Year Experience II
FYE 112 First Year Experience IIC

Transfer students who satisfy both FYE-111 and 112 through transfer credit are required to complete:
FYE 113 Introduction to the LVC Experience