Students at Pine Tree

First Year Experience

The First Year Experience (FYE) program is designed to help new and transfer students by guiding them in the right direction on the road to success. This program helps you adjust to college life on the Henderson campus.

Getting involved

FYE wants to help you get involved in campus activities. Research shows that you are more likely to perform better academically if you become involved in activities and organizations on campus. FYE staff members will help introduce you to the many social opportunities at Henderson, including clubs and organizations, community service opportunities, leadership programs, cultural events and campus activities. 

How we can help

This program will help introduce you to a wide range of majors and careers to help you discover and define your interests and abilities. You will have the opportunity to learn professional skills essential to any career, such as team building, presentation and writing skills, decision making and group skills.

This program will also help you with personal development. With about 3,200 students attending classes, you will likely encounter people and situations different from any you have been exposed to before. FYE gives you a chance to discuss issues of diversity in a small group setting and will help you gain essential skills in balancing issues of personal freedom and responsibility, including making important lifestyle decisions that can affect their personal success.

Tutoring - It's FREE!!

Free FYE Tutoring is available on the 2nd floor of the Huie Library between 9AM and 6PM Monday – Friday. Evening tutors will be available between 6PM and 9PM on the 2nd floor of the Huie Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The tutor schedule can also be easily accessed online by clicking here.

If you are interested in becoming a FYE tutor or would like to recommend additional subjects not listed on our schedule, please contact the office of Residence Life at ext. 5083


FYE will provide you with a schedule of programs and events dealing with “first-year issues” and recreational activities. Some of these issues include: What every first-year student needs to know; campus safety, alcohol and drug issues; how to get involved; and time management training.

How to Apply

Are you looking to improve your success rate at college? If so, please fill out this application to join 250 of your fellow Henderson State University Reddies and start your college experience off on the right foot.

The Staff

A staff of 8 peer counselors will provide you with activities that enrich your experience at Henderson State University. The counselors will provide one on one feedback to improved your study skills, class attendance, and involvement with the university. The peer counselors live in the residence halls for easy access.

Find us online

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The FYE program is coordinated by the department of Residence Life in cooperation with Student Activities, University Relations and Admissions, the Office of the Vice President for Student Services, and the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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"HSU has a wonderful Dietetics program, and I believe it will get you fully prepared for the next step. The teachers at HSU have a hands-on approach and push you to your full potential."


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Kimberly RobertsBachelor of Science - Family and Consumer Science (Dietetics), 2010
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