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First Year Experience Program

Join the Journey

Welcome to Methodist University! You are now at the starting point of your college career, an exciting chapter in your life. This is a time that you can explore new subjects and ideas, make lifelong friends from around the world and become involved in campus life. Our goal at Methodist University is to provide experiences and opportunities that will prepare you for productive careers and lives of meaning and purpose. We call this The Methodist University Journey.

As you embark on your personal MU Journey, you will find that we have prioritized certain elements of your education that will make a mark on your preparation for the future. In fact, you can begin to build a resume of valuable skills and experiences from your first day on campus. These elements of your MU Journey are: Leadership, Community and Workplace Engagement, Globalization, and Undergraduate Research. Throughout your first year at Methodist, you will explore the value of developing skills in all of these areas in your First Year Seminar class, also known as FYS 110.

Methodist University has programs based on all of these pathways that you can plug into throughout your college career. You will learn about these through your FYS course. All freshmen will experience additional connections through campus housing in the new Living Learning Community (LLC) residential program. Commuting students will be invited and encouraged to participate in the LLC residential program. In both the FYS course and the LLC residential programming, you will have the opportunity to develop a foundation for success as a college student and beyond.

What is a Living Learning Community?

A Living Learning Community (LLC) is a group of students residing in the same residential area, interacting academically and socially with other students and faculty members around a shared interest. LLC's bridge the gap between in–class learning and out of class experiences! The LLC's are centered around The MU Journey and provide a solid foundation for academic, social, and personal success.

Contact the First Year Experience Program

Jane Gardiner
Phone: (910) 630-7158

Todd Harris
Phone: (910) 630-7155