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Freshman Year Initiative

FYI dates for 2017- August 13th through the 18th.

The transition from high school to college is a major step. We encourage you to get a jump-start on your college career and join other first-year students in the FYI Program. The program is designed specifically for students just graduating high school and entering college for the first time. Taught by Colorado Mesa University faculty, the FYI Program is designed to give students a better understanding of the skills needed to be successful in college including study skills, test-taking strategies, and time management techniques. In addition to expanding your knowledge, you will have the opportunity to become familiar with our campus and the many resources available to help you reach your academic and professional goals. Plus, you'll be able to participate in activities throughout the week and start building friendships that may last a lifetime.

On Sunday there will be a BBQ for students and their families (please specify amount of guests on the registration page), the BBQ will be from 12:00-2:00pm.

The first class session will be held from 4-5pm on Sunday August 13thafter the BBQ.

During the week, classes will go from Monday August 14-Friday August 18th from 9:00am-4:00pm.

FYI Students

  • understand the skills needed for reading college-level textbooks
  • expand note-taking techniques
  • build on previous test-taking skills
  • learn how to use the CMU library resources and computer laboratories
  • relate goals and time management to academic success
  • discover memory enhancement skills for college achievement
  • realize the wealth of resources available through Academic Services: tutoring, advising, career services and more!

Living On Campus?

If your plan to live on campus during the FYI program, please indicate this on your registration form. You will be moving directly into the room assigned to you for the academic year. You may move in on Aug. 13 between 8am and 2pm. To make the check-in process go as smoothly as possible, we will be checking in students with last names beginning with the letters A-L from 8-9:30am and students with last names beginning with the letters M-Z from 9:30-11am. We will have open check-in from 11am-2:00pm. Simply go straight to your assigned residence hall — Residence Life is expecting you!

Check-In

You must complete your FYI Program check-in on Sunday no later than 2pm. Check-in will occur just outside the Admissions Office Welcome Center. You will receive your textbook, class schedule and other materials. The first required session will be held Sunday promptly at 3pm in the Meyer Ballroom.

Important Dates

July 31, 2017: Last day to register for FYI (or until program fills to capacity)

August 1, 2017: Last day for a 100 percent refund if program attendance is dropped

August 4, 2017: Last day for a 50 percent refund if program attendance is dropped

August 7, 2017 and after: No refunds available

If you have questions regarding the FYI Program, please contact Nichelle Chandler nchandler@coloradomesa.edu, or by calling 970.248.1943 or 800.982.6372, ext. 1943.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Provisional Baccalaureate students should register for the MVP Program, not FYI. GOALS students are not able to participate in FYI, please contact Patton Massengill at 970-248-2635 to discuss other early move-in options. 

Registration
To register for the FYI Program beginning April 1st 2017, please log into your MAVzone account and go to the “Next Steps” tab. On the bottom right under “Plan for Your Arrival” please click “Freshman Year Initiative (FYI) Program.” An FYI enrollment confirmation e-mail with program details will be sent to your coloradomesa.edu account as well as the additional e-mail addresses you provide in your registration form.