• First-Year Experience

PRCC FYE

Your support system for academic success

The First-Year Experience program through the Center for Academic Engagement is designed to support students entering PRCC for the first time. Our goal is to help students successfully transition to college, get connected and engaged on campus, and achieve their academic goals. 

The FYE program involves three major components: ROAR, First-Year Seminar (FYS), and Student Engagement. 

  • ROAR is PRCC’s Orientation program for all incoming students.  ROAR is designed to prepare students for the first day of school and to get registered for their first semester classes. 
  • FYS is a credit-bearing course designed to support students throughout their first semester at PRCC and is a requirement for graduation.   
  • FYE provides academic growth opportunities for Student Engagement through social media and workshops. 

 

Questions?  Email fye@prcc.edu or call 601-403-1250. 

Staff

Dr. Lisa Wall, Director of First-Year Experience 

Ms. Emily Sheckells, FYE Orientation Coordinator 

Ready. Orient. Advise. Register. 

 

ROAR is PRCC’s Orientation program required for all New & Transfer students. During ROAR, students will learn information to help them prepare for the first day of school, meet with an academic advisor, and register for their classes. 

Students entering their second semester and beyond will be assigned an academic advisor each semester to create their class schedule.  

 

Current, Returning and Transient students are not required to attend ROAR.  These students should contact the appropriate advisement center to schedule an appointment.  For more information on student advisement, visit Advising/Counseling.

FYS

The First-Year Seminar (LLS 1313 or LLS 1311) is a credit-bearing course designed to support students throughout their first semester at PRCC and is a requirement for graduation.   

  • LLS 1313: Orientation, is a 3-hour course intended for new students that helps them become acclimated to college life.   
  • LLS 1311: Orientation is a 1-hour course intended for transfer students that informs them about PRCC processes, policies, campus resources, and tools.   

In addition to our FYS, we offer a variety of Learning and Life Skills courses to support the PRCC student throughout their college career & beyond: 

  • LLS 1153: College Life  – Provides one-on-one support for academically at-risk students.  Major focus on grit, goal-setting, and academic, personal, & career planning. 
  • LLS 1423: College Study Skills – Advanced course in study skills including note-taking, test-taking, and reading strategies. 
  • LLS 1713: Job Search Skills – Major focus on career exploration, job attainment skills, and work ethic. 

Workshops

FYE provides academic growth opportunities for Student Engagement through social media and workshops. 

To help students during their time at PRCC, the Center for Academic Engagement offers workshops on topics such as time management, study skills, stress management, and more.  

Check back for the fall 2022 workshop schedule! 

Follow us on Instagram, @prccfye, for student success tips and more!

 

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