First-Year Experience Programs

Welcome! The Office of First-Year Experience Programs (FYE), a branch of the Center for Undergraduate Academic Advisement, exists to assist students during the transition to the University of Central Oklahoma. Major initiatives include our advisement and enrollment program, Enrollment Central as well as the university's freshman success course, Success Central. Please explore our site to learn more about our office and the resources available to you as you begin your career at Central.

Learn more about our Peer Leader program, featured on UCO360.com.

Looking for Freshmen FORGE?

Freshmen FORGE is held the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before classes begin in August (August 13, 14, 15).  It is the same program each day- you just pick which day you would like to attend.  FORGE is the social side of New Broncho Orientation, where you will meet other members of the freshmen class, find out about resources, getting involved on campus, and how to make the most of your Central experience. Spaces are filling fast, Wednesday is already full and the deadline to register is August 6 at midnight! Click here for more information.

Looking for Help?

We are here to help you as you begin your career at Central. Give us a call or visit our office in the Nigh University Center with any questions that you have. If we can't help, we will find the people, offices and resources that can.

One of the resources that we provide is our Student Success Guidebook. This resource booklet explains university processes, provides checklists, instructions for use of UCONNECT, useful phone numbers and web addresses, and much more.

You may have questions about academic orientation at Central. We have a few different programs (Enrollment Central, Transfer Enrollment Days, and Enrollment Central Online) and the right path for you depends on your status as a freshman or transfer student, the time of year and few other factors. Visit our frequently asked questions page to learn more.

If you are curious what FYE is all about please click here to learn more about our mission.

Assistance for High School Seniors

If you are entering your senior year of high school we have created a resource just for you! Our 12th Grade Checklist will provide you a step-by-step guide to preparing for your freshman year at Central. By utilizing this resource you will be on top of scholarship and financial aid deadlines as well as the entire admission and enrollment process.

FYE Staff

The Office of First-Year Experience Programs is staffed by William McCormick, Director, Tori Christiansen, Assistant Director and our Coordinator of Campus Card Services, Jasmine Rasekh. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your transition to Central please do not hesitate to contact us. 

The First-Year Experience® is a service mark of the University of South Carolina. A license may be granted upon written request to use the term The First-Year Experience in association with educational programmatic approaches to enhance the first college year. This license is not transferable without written approval of the University of South Carolina.