Endicott College's First Year Experience (FYE)
We believe students and their families will find that Endicott is truly unique in its commitment to the success of our students. Using strategies proven to lead to a successful transition to college, the "Endicott Way" emphasizes the development of the whole student --- within and outside of the classroom -- understanding that it takes a 'village' of dedicated professionals to nurture the success of any one individual. Reflecting our mission of experiential and applied learning, our innovative first year experience ensures students are given opportunities to become actively involved, utilize campus resources, develop life-long interpersonal relationships, and reflect on their personal and professional goals.
- Summer Orientation allows new students and their families to meet fellow students, faculty, staff, and Deans of our various academic schools which will foster a sense of community. Students learn about the campus and the many resources and opportunities it offers.
- Fall Orientation begins to prepare students for the transition into academics. Students meet faculty and staff within their academic interest area and participate in a traditional Convocation ceremony.
- Seminar in Academic Inquiry is taken in the fall and provides the foundation for the next four years of study. The course provides opportunities for students to hone critical thinking and reading skills, and to develop and defend positions on issues. It is organized around various topics/themes, e.g. Teens in America, Forests of the Worlds, Mind over Media, World Cinema, and Privacy and other Legal Rights.
- Residence Hall Programming is designed to focus on various first year student needs through our First Year Residence Experience (FYRE) programs.
- There are over 60 clubs, organizations and intramural sports offering opportunities for those students interested in political action, performing arts, academics, athletics, service and leadership. Write for the newspaper, climb a mountain, explore contemporary issues in your major, or take up kickboxing -- there are endless opportunities to meet new people and explore new ways to get connected.
Utilizing Campus Resources
- Student Activities provides a wide range of events on campus. "If a student says there is nothing to do on campus, they haven't looked very far." Check out the Events Calendar or visit the students and staff and in the Callahan Center to find out what's going on for students on campus!
- Academic Resources provides tutoring by peer and professional tutors, supplemental academic advising, disability services and licensure examination preparation.
- The School of International Education serves the dual purpose of providing international education to students on the Beverly campus, as well as overseeing programs at two international campus sites.
- Halle Library serves the Endicott community as a hub of information resources and is a major source of support for the College's academic curriculum. The Library environment, both physical and virtual, is designed to be welcoming and friendly, conducive to research and all styles of inquiry.
- The Counseling Center provides individual and group counseling, implements programming on issues relevant to college-aged students, assists during crisis situations, and is a resource for referral to both on-campus and community support services.
- The Chaplain's office strives to promote faith development, personal reflection, and religious understanding through various programs held throughout the year.
- The Career Center provides services, resources and educational opportunities that support students and alumni in their career planning and professional search efforts.
Our academic and co-curricular programs are aimed at improving students' interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills, while emphasizing the importance of ethics and values and fostering an appreciation of diversity and cultural awareness. We create opportunities for students to participate in community service, develop their leadership skills, and foster connections across the Endicott community. Ultimately, we expect that by the end of the first year, students will have increased self-confidence, stronger academic and professional skills, and be involved with and committed to "the Endicott Experience."