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 and Society,” “Art and the Body,” “Thinking Changes Everything,” and “Horror in Film and Literature.” Class size is small (18 students) and the primary instructor for the course is a full-time faculty member.

Students must complete two First-Year Experience courses:

FYE 111 First Year Experience I

FYE 112 First Year Experience II


Transfer students who satisfy FYE-111 through transfer credit are required to complete the following courses:

FYE 112 First Year Experience II


FYE 113 Introduction to the LVC Experience


Transfer students who satisfy both FYE-111 and 112 through transfer credit are required to complete FYE-113.