“FYE and SJC 100 integrate experiences from inside and outside of the classroom while preparing students for the academic and co-curricular challenges of college life,” said Marian Russo, director of student activities and co-curricular programs on the Long Island Campus. “By addressing the academic aspects of college life along with the social and emotional needs of college freshmen, we aim to establish the framework for student success.”
Created and taught by faculty to complement SJC 100 courses, the FYE program will allow students to more easily explore the College’s resources, support services and campus life, as well as participate in special activities designed to cultivate intellectual, social and civic development. As part of the FYE program, all freshmen will attend additional programs, including a weekly classroom session one day a week during Common Hour, and will participate in community service projects to help fulfill core curriculum requirements that align with the College’s mission.
To further enrich the FYE program, all incoming freshmen have been given a copy of Beautiful Souls by Eyal Press, which they are required to read as part of the FYE experience. There will be a book discussion led by the author on October 11.
About St. Joseph's College
St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.