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Flagler College - First Year Experience

First Year Experience

"Come in with an open mind and look for things that interest you. Even if the subject seems like something you would never even consider. There are always things that you might find interesting, that you might take away from the experience."

Laura Henning, '15
English Major

Building a Strong Foundation

The First Year Experience at Flagler College is designed to jump-start your academic life and create opportunities for success in your personal, professional and community networks.

Academic Convocation

Signifying the beginning of your academic career, convocation is the first formal event you will attend as a student. An essential part of the FYE, students will get a sense of the academic community and the possibilities that await.

Fall 2013 Convocation Address 

Learning Communities

The key component of the First Year Experience, the Learning Communities are a pre-arranged combination of courses courses that surround a theme or cultural issue, while satisfying certain General Education and major requirements.

Topics will range from Crime & Punishment, combining English and Political Science, or The Statistical Development of Children, combining Child Psychology and Statistics.

The current list learning communities for the upcoming semester is in the final stages of development and will be released soon.

Keystone Seminar

The study of Liberal Arts comes to life in this culmination of the First Year Experience. The Keystone Seminar is taken during the second semester and will enhance your critical thinking and writing abilities.

More Information

For more information about the First Year Experience:

Email the Director, First Year Experience: Art Vanden Houten

Email the Office of the Registrar