First-Year Experience

Bridge Week will be held from August 19–23 this year and will have full first-year student participation for the third year in a row. 

“Bridge Week is really the beginning of students' college experience,” said Michele Luzetski, associate director of First-Year Experience. “It’s not an add-on feature; it’s a start of their experience.” 

New students take a first-year seminar class in conjunction with their first semester. Fourteen different first-year seminar course subjects and over 100 sections will be available.   

Important First-Year Experience Dates 

  • April 12–August 14: Orientation sessions 
  • August 19–23: Bridge Week 
  • August 24–September 7: Weeks of Welcome 

Review the complete Explore the Roar presentation  for more information.

For more information, contact the Division of Undergraduate Education Office of Communications at