FYEFirst Year Experience (FYE) - Fall 2018     

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FYE at DVC is designed to help students:

  • gain awareness of campus resources and support services,
  • feel more connected, comfortable and at home in their college community,
  • acquire academic and life skills to succeed in college, and
  • reach their educational goals of earning a certificate or degree, and/or transferring
    to a university.

Program elements include:

Welcome Day

An event that allows all first year students to explore their campus community, attend informational workshops, and connect with their instructors, counselors, staff, and peers. This event is offered at the San Ramon campus and the Pleasant Hill campus in August:

  • Monday, August 20, 2018, at the San Ramon Campus
  • Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Pleasant Hill Campus

Please visit Welcome Day for event details and registration. 

Student Success Workshops

Offered throughout the semester and available to all students, these workshops help students develop the emotional and academic skills they need to succeed in college. All workshops are free and no registration is required. FYE students will be required to attend some student success workshops. View the current workshop schedules.

FYE Learning Community

Students enroll in English 118 or 122 or Math 120/121 linked with a transferable general education course and a “New Student Success Strategies class” designed to introduce students to valuable campus resources and college success skills. Together, these courses provide students with valuable instruction, information, and guidance during their first semester at DVC with support from their peers and instructors in a collaborative and reflective environment.

FYE learning communities offered for fall 2018

To be eligible for an FYE learning community, students must be:

  • new to college;
  • available for classes MW (for STEM, M-Th)
  • eligible for English 118 or 122 or Math 120 (through placement or DVC English assessment test).

At the Pleasant Hill Campus:

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Pathway

  • Math 120/121 (MW) 9:35am - 1:40pm
  • Chemistry 108 (TTh) 9:35am - 12:35pm
  • Counseling 100  (Th) 12:45 - 1:50pm

Information Technology and Business Pathway

  • English 118 (MW) 11:10am or English 122 (MW) 2:30- 3:55pm 
  • Business 109 (MW) 12:45pm
  • Counseling 100 (M) 11:10am - 12:15pm or 2:30 - 3:35pm

Arts, Language and Communication Pathway

  • Communications 120 (MW) 11:10am
  • English 122 (MW) 12:45pm
  • Counseling 100 (M) 9:35 - 10:45am

At the San Ramon Campus:

Social Sciences Pathway 

  • Counseling 100 (W) 9:35am - 11:00am
  • History 121 (MW) 11:10am - 12:35pm
  • English 122 (MW) 12:45 - 2:10pm

Submit an Interest Form to be part of a First Year Experience learning community today.

For more information, contact FYE Counselor/Instructor: