The First-Year Experience Course begins during KSU Kickoff and continues through the fall semester. The course provides a foundational experience, which connects you with the university, your college, faculty, upper-division students and fellow classmates.

Students take notes at their desks during a class lecture.

What Do Students Gain?

  • Introduction to university goals
  • Introduction to college and/or department
  • Exploration of major and career areas of interest
  • Exposure to curricular and co-curricular opportunities
  • Ongoing support and guidance during the transition from high school to college
  • Insight into academic expectations
  • Opportunity to network with faculty, fellow classmates and upper-class students
  • Knowledge of academic support services
  • Awareness of involvement and leadership opportunities
  • Introduction to research resources