More Resources for First Year Students

The first year experience office is here to support you in navigating the college experience. Below you will find a number of resources designed to help you become more successful during your first year. Want to attend a workshop to enhance your skills? Check out the Student Success Series and mark your calendar to attend one of the workshops. Not really a "group session kinda-person"? Stop by the FYE office in Meier Hall Room 100A or call us at 978.542.2618 to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a staff member for some individual success coaching. 

Everyone can benefit from focusing on their academic skills. High school is very different from college and you will find that your high school strategies may not always result in the same outcome in college courses. Discover what those differences are so that you can be more prepared [PDF].  

Canvas Tutorials

With all of the snow days, faculty may be utilizing Canvas (the e-learning system) to provide make up assignments or communication information.  If you are not a frequent user of Canvas or would like to learn some strategies to quickly and efficiently navigate your way through the system, join FYE at one of the upcoming tutorials:

Wednesday March 25 3-4 pm ITS Training Room, next to the entrance to the Student Navigation Center
Thursday March 26 7-8 pm

ONLINE TRAINING - participate right from your room (open to the first 25 sign-ons). 
To join right before the start time: 

1.  Please go to:

 2.  Use your microphone/speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. 
Or, call in using your telephone by dialing
+1 (571) 317-3131        
Access Code: 859-607-069
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting   
Meeting ID: 859-607-069

Have a couple minutes now? Curious? Learn more about some of the important skills necessary for success in college below:

Want to figure out what your GPA will look like?  Wondering what you need to get in each of your classes to get a 3.0?  Check out this G.P.A. calculator online

Did you attend the workshops on opening day during Viking plunge? If not, we've posted some summary information below for several of the workshops.

Faculty who are interested in having FYE staff attend a class session to conduct a workshop on one of these (or other) topics should contact the FYE office by email at

  • Got a Question? Tel: 978.542.2618 Tel: 100A Meier Hall