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First Year Experience (FYE)

Make the most of your first year at the University of Guelph-Humber!

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The First Year Experience (FYE) program eases your transition into university! Connect online with other new students in your program throughout the summer. Each FYE Group is led by an FYE Leader, a current student in your program who is excited to meet you and welcome you to the University! They’ll share important dates, what to expect in classes, and how to make friends – ask them anything!

FYE Groups

As a new UofGH student, you’re automatically enrolled in the FYE program. Check your Gryph Mail for your first email from Student Life, with an invitation to join your FYE Group on Microsoft Teams!

Once you log into Teams, look at the left-side menu and click Teams, where you’ll see your FYE group with the name of your FYE Leader in the title (ex. Business FYE 2022 – Leezieveth’s Group). Read through the posts and check back every few days for updates and important info. And of course, message your FYE Leader anytime with questions.

Contact Student Life at life@guelphhumber.ca if you have trouble accessing your FYE group.

FYE Social and Workshop Winter 2023 Schedule

January

FYE & LSP Time Management Workshop
Tuesday, January 17 2 PM - 3 PM
GH 126 or join virtually here!

This interactive workshop will be led by both Learning Support Peers (LSPs) and First Year Experience (FYE) Leaders. Participants will get a chance to learn about time management strategies and how to tackle procrastination. Signup here.

Virtual Escape Room
Thursday, January 26 7 PM – 8:15 PM
Zoom

Join your FYE Leaders and peers on zoom and escape your school stress and the virtual room together! Keep track of your clues, problems solve and find a way out of the room. It will be lots a fun and you don’t even have to leave your bed! There are limited spaces available, so make sure to signup here.

February

FYE Speed Friending & Movie Night
Tuesday, February 14 6 PM – 8:30 PM
GH 419

Join FYE this Valentine's Day from 6:00pm-8:30pm for our Speed Friending event! The evening will start off with this one-on-one rotating icebreaker so you can get to know everyone in the room and spark new connections. Note that this is speed friending, not speed dating, since friendship is another great form of love! You'll then get the chance to hang out with your new pals while watching a movie and enjoying some hot chocolate and snacks. Hope to see you there!! Make sure to RSVP!

March

FYE Resume Workshop
Wednesday, March 1 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
GH 325

Do you want to transform your resume into a powerful tool that will help you get interviews? Come join your FYE leaders and a Career Services Coordinator to learn how to build a professional resume. Its perfect timing for all the Student Life jobs you have been eagerly waiting to apply for! Make sure to RSVP for a reminder and to receive an FYE branded giveaway.

Games with Friends!
Wednesday, March 22 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Humber Gym

Come join your FYE leaders and fellow students for some fun drop in-style games. Who doesn’t love challenging their friends to a little spike ball or shooting some hoops for fun. Everyone is welcome, no athletic ability required!Make sure to RSVP for a reminder and to receive some FYE branded swag.