Based on an innovative, nationally-recognized design, the First Year Experience program at Cardinal Stritch University brings new students into a small, intimate course that focuses not only on a special, engaging topic, but also provides a general orientation to the academic life. But knowing that the college experience extends beyond the classroom, the program also brings students together once a week to hear from national and local leaders, relect on the Franciscan values, and engage with their fellow students through interactive discussions and common readings.
Specifically, FYE provides:
-low-pressure, out-of-class contact with faculty, staff and other students
-the opportunity to learn from enthusiastic and engaging instructors
-off-campus service experiences in the heart of Milwaukee
-the integration of intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of college life
-a supportive Stritch community designed to help students adjust and succeed.
The Colleges of Business and Management, Education and Leadership and Nursing have similar introductory courses.