Programming designed to fet
you off in the right direction
FYE has developed its core curriculum using the guiding principles.
All events and programs that are planned by FYE and/or Residential-Based Advising (RBA) use this curriculum that addresses the needs and skill sets of MIT students.
August/September: Welcoming and Communication
Rationale: The purpose of this series is to welcome the new class to the MIT community and connect them to each other, and their living groups. This series will focus on providing students with the skills to effectively communicate with peers (roommates, wing-mates, building-mates, professors, Housemasters, etc.) in an attempt to cultivate positive relationships and connections both for personal and academic growth.
October: Stress and Wellness
Rationale: The purpose of this series is to discuss positive and healthy choices in all areas of life (academic, social, spiritual, etc.) and to provide students with information to develop an individualized plan for success at MIT and beyond.
November/December: Civility and Citizenship
Rationale: The purpose of this series is to improve the tone of campus life through shared understanding of standards and behavior (including the acceptance and celebration of difference) and help students learn how to be respectful, productive, and leading members of a community within and outside of MIT.
February: Transitions (Time Management and Grades)
Rationale: The purpose of this series is to improve the transition into the second semester. This series focuses on providing students with information and resources available to effectively manage one’s time.
March: Transitions (Decision-Making and Choice of Major)
Rationale: The purpose of this series is to help students recognize all factors involved in effective decision-making. Programs and events will focus on decision-making skills and how to select one’s major.
April/May: Transitions (Moving toward Sophomore Year)
Rationale: The purpose of this series is to help students reflect on past experiences and future goals to develop individualized plans for a successful sophomore year.