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Skidmore College
First-Year Experience

The research on 'why' is clear.

No year in a student’s life is more challenging and intense, or more important, than the first year. We recognize that you will have understandable concerns about making friends, being away from home, and coping with the rigors of academic coursework. We also know that students who connect in a rich and meaningful way with faculty and peers, and who identify an intellectual interest or passion, are more likely to succeed. That's why we developed the First-Year Experience, including the FYE in London program—not just to ease your concerns and assist you with the transition to college, but to ensure that you reach your full potential.

On a campus committed to the proposition that Creative Thought Matters, the FYE is a great way to demonstrate that principle in action, with you as the primary actor.

Students can engage in research as early as their first year at Skidmore.