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The First Year Experience

The First Year Experience (FYE) is a comprehensive program designed to help ease your transition into Mitchell College, set the foundation for your academic success and help you get connected to what is happening in and out of the classroom. Our team of advisors, mentors, professors and others helps you discover your personal strengths, build your toolbox to succeed and navigate the Mitchell journey that is distinctly yours! The FYE office is a great place to start with questions you might have about almost everything that goes on in your first year at Mitchell – from classes to the common listen (podcast); from service opportunities to suggestions about what would make your experience even better.


Meet the FYE Team…

First Year Experience, Mitchell College

Jennifer Ryley Welsh, M.A.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs/First Year Experience

Phone: 860-701-3514
Office: Mitchell Hall 305
First Year Experience, Mitchell College

Meredith Adler

Assistant Director of First Year Experience

Phone: 860-701-5079
Office: Duques Center 112

The one-on-one academic support from the BLC has helped me to be an academic success at Mitchell College and graduate with honors.

Allison Kaufman
Class of 2016, Hospitality & Tourism


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