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The First Year Student Enrichment Program (FYSEP) empowers first-generation students at Dartmouth College to thrive academically and in the greater college community. Through a six day pre-Orientation program and ongoing support throughout their first year, FYSEP students gain a broad array of understandings and skills designed to help them make the most of their experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. ‚ÄčAs an example, all students will participate in one-to-one mentoring meetings from upperclass students.

FYSEP was launched in the fall of 2009 as a student led year-long mentorship program that connected first-year students with trained upperclass mentors and campus resources. Through one-on-one mentor-mentee meetings, social events, retreats, and workshops, FYSEP students learned the mechanics of a successful Dartmouth experience while forging a strong peer network that will continue even after they graduate.

FYSEP provides a rigorous, dynamic and transformative experience that puts participants in a position to thrive at Dartmouth both academically and socially. The program offers sample classes with Dartmouth faculty, workshops, activities, and seminars designed to simulate life at Dartmouth and to prepare participants to handle some of the challenges they may face during the course of their first year.

Students learn: 
  • To thrive in college-level classes
  • To use campus resources to support them in their non-academic lives
  • To make the most of the unique network of support that the FYSEP students and undergraduate mentors provide
  • To better understand their own inner-strengths, affinities, and areas for growth 

***Note: Dates for the FYSEP Pre-Orientation Program for the 2017-2018 School year is August 31st- September 5th.***

Autumn C. Hyatt '19

Last Updated: 5/23/17