First-Year Experience

  • inspired teachers
  • determined student
  • student ready


First-Year Experience (FYE-2100) is an intensive, highly interactive, course curriculum that helps students make the transition from high school to college and introduces them to the excitement of intellectual inquiry, personal discovery, and university campus culture.

This two credit-hour course lead by an instructor, and co-facilitated by student leader, is designed to empower a cohort of new WMU students by providing shared experiential learning opportunities that supports the spectrum of student wellness. Students who participate in this course will be encouraged to cultivate growth-mindset habits and attitudes that will serve them well beyond their first-year experiences at WMU.

Instructors Wanted! 

WMU faculty and staff are invited to apply to teach fall 2020 FYE-2100. Strong applicants will be motivated, engaging, and ready to contribute. Instructors will receive paid training opportunities and the foundational support for Instructors and their student Co-Facilitators to shine and inspire. 

Apply to teach 

Job Description

Applications to teach FYE 2100 will be accepted Monday, February 10 through March 9, 2020

  • Interviews will be scheduled between March 16 through April 13, 2020

Completed applications can be sent to:

WMU Office of Student Transitions
1903 W Michigan Ave, MS 5263 
attn: First-Year Experience
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5263