The First-Year Experience

Kalamazoo College prides itself in its strong First-Year Experience (FYE) Program, which weaves together hands-on involvement, experiential learning, and mentorship within the context of a rigorous academic life. Key components of the program include Advising, First-Year Forums, First-Year Seminar, Peer Leaders, Residential Life, and Summer Common Reading. With these pillars, the FYE helps K students to:

  • achieve academic success
  • identify and pursue passions
  • connect with Kalamazoo College and the greater Kalamazoo communities
  • construct complete intercultural understandings
  • develop a purpose-filled and balanced life

If you have any questions about FYE, please feel free to contact me.

Dana Jansma, Senior Associate Dean of Students and Dean of the First-Year, 269.337.7210.