At Ohio State, we place special emphasis on each student's first year. Through research and our own experience, we know that the foundations built during the first year are key to a student's success. Once you're admitted to Ohio State, First Year Experience (FYE) picks up where Admissions leaves off—you'll see us at orientation, summer programs, and initiatives throughout the first year.
Find out more about our FYE programs and the Success Series.
The FYE staff members are committed to providing support and quality programming for all first-year students. Check out the bios to learn more about our staff members and their areas of responsibility.
First Year Connections Team
The connections team is a group of second year students who serve as extensions of the FYE staff and help to implement programs for first-year students. They can be found in red polo shirts at FYE events throughout the year. Feel free to ask them questions!
Orientation leaders introduce new students to Ohio State, serve as mentors throughout summer orientation, and help the newest members of our community get excited and prepared to attend Ohio State.
The FYE office is looking for upperclass students to serve as mentors to incoming transfer students! If you are a current Ohio State student in at least your second year, please consider becoming a Buckeye Contact.
FYE offers several other opportunities for upperclass students to aid in the transition of incoming first-year students. Students can apply to facilitate the Leadership Collaborative, Camp Buckeye and Buckeye Adventures, or the Buckeye Leadership Connection.
Donate to FYE
FYE programs are made possible in part by private support from alumni, community partners, parents, and friends of The Ohio State University. Donate to FYE today!