The First Year Experience

Welcome First Year Students!

Our faculty and staff are committed to helping our students thrive academically, personally, and professionally. That journey begins with our First-Year Experience (FYE) program, a robust approach to providing freshmen with enhanced resources, services, and support to help them adjust to college life, navigate through the challenges and opportunities ahead of them, and ultimately stay on the path toward graduation. 

Proven Track Record 

Monroe's FYE advisors are motivational coaches, mentors, problem solvers, and your strongest advocates on campus. They’re relentless in pushing you to believe in yourself and get to the graduation stage. 

Academic Support

From tutoring support and technological resources to social activities and special events, our FYE program is designed to help students grow as students, as young emerging professionals, and as members of the broader community.

Getting Involved

Learning how to build relationships with the College, with professors, and with each other is an important skill to develop. Campus life also means joining clubs and groups, both those that further your studies and those that are purely social.

There are so many activities on campus to choose from. It’s up to you to get involved. 

Kevin Uzzle

BS Computer Information Systems, 2021

Create a Plan for Success

Check in with your Student Services counselor and create a customized academic plan with a course of study and a timeline to complete it.

Get a Jump on Your Career

Your Career Services counselor will connect you with internships and/or part-time jobs to gain experience and skills to complement your major.

Get Tech Savvy

Connect to the MyMonroe app for resources and tools. Login to Blackboard, our E-Learning system, course materials, and faculty posts.

Chris Cascio, MFA

Director of First Year Experience, New Rochelle Campus

Sandra Polanco

Academic Advisor, FYE