First-Year Residential Experience
FYRE is a year-long, structured, residentially-based program for all Dartmouth first-year students that is designed to help them develop close bonds with their floormates and learn valuable information about life on campus. Students in the FYRE program live in a cluster of buildings that house about 300 of their first-year classmates. There they have the opportunity to participate in activities, discussions, Dartmouth traditions, and trips designed to meet the unique needs and interests of first-year students.
The mission of FYRE is to:
- Facilitate the transition and adjustment to the Dartmouth community for first-year students through access points to academic enrichment opportunities, support services and campus involvement.
- Sustain a residential learning community that promotes the social, emotional, ethical and physical well-being of its members.
Living in FYRE presents many opportunities for students to be involved in their residential experience, including:
- Regular discussions about key topics related to their first-year experience
- Campus resource connections
- Exciting social activities in the residence halls
- Residential leadership roles through Cluster Programming Board or Student-Initiated Programs
First-Year students in the FYRE program say:
- They form lasting friendships as part of a close-knit community
- They regularly talk about common experiences with other first-years
- They actively participate in activities in the cluster and across campus
- They know what is happening on campus and how to get involved
- They know how to be successful in many areas of campus