First Year Experience

Your First Year, Just the Beginning!

The first-year experience is designed to assist IU South Bend’s first-year students with their transition from high school or a job to the university. 

  • Students will initially meet with an advisor, who will introduce them to campus, assist in planning their course schedule, and encourage them to begin considering a major or an area of interest. 

  • Students will have the opportunity to take either a first-year seminar (FYS 190) or a threshold learning community class (EDUC-U 100).

Both courses are designed for student success and taught by experienced teachers. Additionally, each course has a peer mentor who serves as an advocate and model student for the class.

Pre-Orientation To-Dos

What to do when you are admitted to IU South Bend!

First-Year Experience Courses

Peer Mentors and the First-Year Experience

Come Talk to a Success Coach

Schedule time with your Success Coach—based on Last Name