The First-Year Experience (FYE) at Buffalo State College is here to welcome and introduce you to a comprehensive set of academic and educational programs that will assist new incoming students (freshman’s and transfers) make a successful transition to our very diverse and welcoming Bengal Community.
Your FYE at Buffalo State will help you to explore, discover, engage and connect you to people, programs, community and the necessary resources that you will need to help you build a resilient foundation bound for academic success. Through our programming, we offer a seamless series of events designed to help students who are new to campus, engage as productive and successful members of the Bengal community.
Explore- Explore diverse ideas, provide a nurturing environment that promotes intellectual curiosity, explore a share academic or special interest, develop skills necessary for a successful transition to college, all while investigating the richness and rigor of a Buffalo State education and what it means to be a Bengal.
Discover- Discover and utilize the vast resources available to you, which include academic pathways, communities, first-year seminars, co-curricular and personal development opportunities.
Engage- Engage members of your community intellectually, creatively and socially through active and reflective learning in and outside the classroom, interdisciplinary courses, develop interpersonal relationships with mentors and become civically engaged.
Connect - Connection to the college through a shared learning experience. Students will also become aware of resources that promote belonging, wellness, personal development, resulting in academic success within the first year.
Empower- Through rigorous inquiry and interpersonal communication, students will grow confident in a community as an independent, critical thinker. We also hope to empower students to develop effective personal leadership development skills that will enhance their ability to become leaders who will contribute to the global community.
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