Undergraduate Student Success Center

First-Year Experience Themed Learning Communities

Discover strategies to get ahead by enrolling in a First-Year Experience Themed Learning Community. Exclusive to first-year students, these opportunities can help set you on a path to success at FAMU. Students work to improve critical academic skills such as time management, note-taking, study strategies, test preparation, and effective reading techniques.

FYE Themed Learning Communities are non-residential.  Students do not have to live in a specific Residential Learning Facility to be eligible to participate.

Students who participate in Freshmen Themed Learning Communities should expect to:
  1. Develop a strong sense of belonging at the university and within smaller academic groups.
  2. Experience a smoother transition from high school to college.
  3. Achieve high academic performance.
  4. Develop friendships and study groups.

Program Goals

  1. Support the retention and persistence to graduation of first-year students.
  2. Establish cohort experience and an environment of peer-to-peer support
  3. Create opportunities for students to cultivate relationships with FAMU alumni, government officials, industry leaders, and local business owners
  4. Provide connections with key stakeholder areas on campus, including Career Center, Financial Aid, Study Aboard, Student Activities, and Freshmen Studies.
  5. Facilitate students' access and integration to FAMU culture and organizations.

Admission Criteria

  1. Admitted into Florida A&M University for the 2020 Fall Semester  
  2. Not a part of the school/college living and learning communities
  3. Open to all majors, but preference is given to Undecided students
  4. Completed Application by June 26, 2020


Contact Info

501 Orr Drive
Gore Education Complex- C 214
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: 850-412-7994
F: 850-412-5952

E: Studentsuccess@famu.edu