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First Year Experience

Photo of a male student walking outdoors on campusThe First Year Experience program at Otterbein is a comprehensive program to support all aspects of a student’s transition into the Otterbein community. The program focuses on both classroom and out of class resources and experiences to ensure the success of all new students. The First Year Seminar is a signature component of the FYE program and serves as the beginning course in the Integrative Studies curriculum.

Learn More About FYE

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Our mission, goals, learning outcomes and peer mentoring.

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Living Learning Communities

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Live and learn with new friends.

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First Year Seminar (FYS)

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Your introduction to interdisciplinary learning.

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See all of our programs and events.

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For Faculty

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Faculty resources for FYE.

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/Contact FYE

The Center for Student Success is your contact for FYE and is Located at 172 W. Main Street (Nestled between Tau Delta and TEM, Across from the Science Center)

Office Hours
M-Th: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Kate Lehman/Jennifer Bechtold, Assistant Deans for Student Success