The First Year Experience

Welcome New Students! We are pleased to welcome you into The College of Idaho community! You have four exciting years of new friendships, intellectual challenges, personal growth and self-discovery ahead of you. Through the First Year Experience Program, you’ll receive the tools you need to succeed academically and socially.

During Fall Welcome Week you’ll move into a living community along with other first year students, participate in intellectual discussion about the first year book and theme, and travel to the mountains of Idaho to better connect with your new peers. You’ll also spend time with your advisor, learning to understand the college and the curriculum. Throughout the fall you’ll attend classes, programs and study groups with your new community, all while learning how best to succeed at The College of Idaho. Your First Year Mentor will help by providing programming on basic college skills such as time management and effective study techniques.  By Spring you’ll be ready to continue conversations with your advisor and the staff at the Center for Experiential Learning about your academic and career goals.

Throughout your first year you will discover interests, ideas and friendships that will delight, challenge and inspire you. The journey you are about to begin is an important one.  We’re excited you’ve chosen to join our community, and we’re honored to help make this the best year it can be for you.

With best wishes for a wonderful first year,

The First Year Experience Committee            

Jen Nelson & Christine Schutz, Co-Directors