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First-Year Experience Program

The First-Year Experience (FYE), a cocurricular program supporting the First-Year Intensive (FYI) courses, provides cocurricular programming and support to first-year students as they transition to Clark.

Each FYI class is assigned a peer academic mentor (PAM) who supports the first-year students academically and socially through their first semester.

Students and their PAMs attend workshops on transition to college-level learning, cultivating resilience, early career development, engaging in the Worcester community, and more.

For more information, contact Cherilyn Bonin, director of academic support, at or

Program Workshops:

  • Maintaining Wellness in College
  • Getting to Know Worcester
  • Learning Preferences and Succeeding Academically
  • Cultivating Resilience
  • Research in the Classroom & Beyond
  • Career Explorations
  • Developing Financial Literacy: #Adulting