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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!

Profiles of your FYE Leaders will be posted here in early July so you can put a face to a name.

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 Workshops

Time Management and Work-Life Balance

Chat with other new students about time management and successfully balance different priorities. Current students will share their tips for work-life balance and how to make the most of your time!

Sessions will run on:

  • Monday, September 19 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (GH326)
  • Thursday, September 22 from 10:45 am – 11:45 am (Microsoft Teams)

Presentation Skills

Worried about presentations? We’ve got some tips to take them to the next level. Eye contact? Got it. Splitting up your work? No problem. Meeting profs’ expectations and engaging your classmates? We’ll help, but the rest is up to you!

Sessions will run on:

  • Monday, September 26 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (GH326)
  • Thursday, September 29 from 10:45 am – 11:45 am (Microsoft Teams)

Test Preparation

Join your peers in discovering how to prepare for your upcoming tests, including taking good review notes and both study tips for individual and group studying.

Sessions will run on:

  • Monday, October 3 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (GH326)
  • Thursday, October 6 from 10:45 am – 11:45 am (Microsoft Teams)

Wellness and Health

Wellness looks different for everyone, but we should all have ways to recharge, especially during the academic year. Chat with new and current students about managing stress, adjusting your mindset, and various resources.

Sessions will run on:

  • Monday, October 17 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (GH326)
  • Tuesday, October 18 from 10:45 am – 11:45 am (Microsoft Teams)
     

See something that interests you? Register here!