The First Year Experience

The First Year Experience (FYE) is coordinated by the staff in the College of Arts & Sciences’ Office of Student Academic Life — located on the fourth floor of 100 Bay State Road.

The members of the Student Programs & Leadership and Academic Advising offices are here to help our newest undergraduates, both freshmen and transfer students, transition into the intellectual, social, and cultural community of Boston University. We do this through integrated offerings of curricular and co-curricular opportunities throughout the first year.

In the Fall Semester, students are encouraged to register for CAS FY101, a first-year seminar course that provides the opportunity to explore issues relevant to new students at Boston University. Students then have the option to continue their experience with CAS FY102, a topic-based seminar course offered in the Spring.

CAS provides programming for first-year and transfer students on a regular basis.  To learn about our programs, find our events on Facebook.

Fall 2019 Programming  


RSVP on Eventbrite for the First Year Experience Events below: