The first year experience staff are here to provide support and guidance as students go through their first year at the university and beyond.  The FYE office is located in 100A Meier Hall.  Students are invited to stop in to ask questions or meet with one of the mentors or success coaches if they have specific questions or concerns.  Students may also contact the office by emailing

Mathew Chetnik, director
Sara Moore, faculty fellow for the first year experience (FYRE and learning communities)
Amy L. Everitt, faculty fellow for the first year experience (first year seminar)
Jose Salgado, faculty fellow (intercultural leadership program)
Sean Spellman, student success coach
Jingwen Yan, student success coach
Jordan Thompson, student success coach
Allie Kadell, student success coach
Dan Dillingstudent success coach

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Student Staff

The FYE office is staffed by office assistants and first year mentors.  The mentors are upper-class students who support first-year students and help coordinate programs and events on campus. Mentors are available to meet with students throughout the day who need assistance or guidance. Mentors also write for the first year success blog and maintain/staff the office's social media accounts. Office assistants staff the main FYE office, answering questions and helping out with projects. Learn more about the first year mentors and office assistants as well as how to become one

The O-Team

O-Team (Opening Team) is a group of upper-class students who volunteer to help welcome the incoming class of first year students each year in August/September, ensuring that each student has an awesome start to the year. Any upper-class student can be a member of the O-Team as long as they bring a high level of enthusiasm and dedication to welcoming students to the university.

Always O-utstanding. Definitely O-utrageous. Truly O-riginal.

O-Team assists in coordinating and implementing the First Year Day of Service and Opening Day which includes Convocation, FYRE, and several other events. O-Team members are positive role-models for first year students and possess knowledge of campus resources, student organizations, processes, and university events/activities.  Applications for Fall 2017 O-Team positions will come out in March.
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