First Year Experience (FYE)

The First Year Experience Program (FYE) focuses on the first-year students and their transition to college. This program is designed to provide support and encouragement from the students’ first day of orientation to the final day of the first year at TRITON COLLEGE.

To benefit from the FYE we recommend you to attend our workshops.

Click HERE to submit your First Year Experience (FYE) Registration so we may inform you of updates, important information or upcoming events concerning your First Year Experience.

Click HERE for a list of upcoming On-Campus Orientation dates.

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The FYE program focuses on two main areas of transition:
   • Academic
   • Social

Academic Transition
Through the FYE Program, first-year students are introduced to the liberal arts and the rigors of academic excellence. The FYE Program helps students establish patterns of decision-making and achieve an academic level that is essential for success in higher education. This will ensure achieving optimal success through a student's experience at Triton College. The major component of the FYE Program supporting first-year students' academic transition are the First-Year Workshops.

The FYE program will help student get acclimated to the social environment of college. Our programs will encourage students to be active in our student activities with the purpose to create a sense of belonging and enhance their leadership skills.

Student Success Workshops
The FYE program provides a series of workshops aimed towards:

  • Math Workshops and Math Final Reviews
  • Academic Planning
  • Time Management
  • Effective Study Strategies
  • Writing Well Workshops
  • How to Prepare for your Finals
  • Financial Literacy
  • Note Taking

Click HERE for a list of upcoming workshop dates.

Many students entering their first year of college can benefit from these workshops to prepare them for the academic rigor of college, the social adjustments and personal challenges associated with higher education. Completing the First Year Experience program, the student is more likely to persist and graduate.

Upon completition of the FYE program you will receive:

  • FYE notation on your academic transcript 
  • Receive free tuition vouchers for 3 credit hours based on completion of FYE activities
  • Earn valuable experience that will help to develop a strong foundation for academic success
  • Build friendships and connections with peers, instructors and staff

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Contact Information

Juan Ovalle
708-456-0300, Ext. 3379

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