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Mission Statement

The Office of First-Year Experience (FYE) assists students as they transition into Georgia Southwestern State University. FYE is committed to providing a comprehensive and collaborative approach to ensure the success and retention of first-year students. The FYE program coordinates with faculty, staff, and students to create engaging curricular and co-curricular opportunities to build a strong foundation that supports the successful academic and social transition of new students. FYE offers academic support and resources to all undergraduate students.


  • Provide first-year students with an introduction to college life to help them build a firm foundation for a strong future of learning.
  • Support the successful academic and social transition of new students.
  • Connect students to the University with a sense of belonging.
  • Promote self-discovery through major selection and career exploration.
  • Create engaging curricular and co-curricular opportunities for first-year students.


The Office of First-Year Experience is located in Canes Central.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

For more information contact:

Office of First-Year Experience
Canes Central
800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive
Americus, GA 31709
Phone:  229-931-2724
Fax: 229-931-2835

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