Welcome to Your First-Year Experience!

First-Year Experience helps first-year students transition out of high school and into university life. Our programs aim to improve student learning,success, achievement, and engagement in both their curricular and co-curricular experiences.

All first year students at Armstrong take the First-Year Seminar as part of the First Class Learning Community. They may also participate in other First-Year Learning Communities (FLCs), as well as the Common Read program. Through each of these campus-wide efforts, we intentionally and repeatedly invite students to engage in active learning as we expand the space of the classroom to include working with peers, engaging with the broader community, and sharing research across campus.

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What to Expect in Your First Year