First Year Experience (CDU 101) is a course that supports new CDU undergraduate students as they begin their college journey. Through FYE, students discover there is no such thing as a one size fits all approach. CDU 101 students are encouraged to reflect on their strengths and areas of growth. CDU 101 centers on self-determination, self-care, community, uplifting one another, leaning on our support systems, and incorporating friends, faculty, and staff as part of a support network.
Benefits of First-Year Experience:
Helps new students transition to CDU and introduces college life and expectations
Introduces the Undergraduate Academic Advisor who helps with academic planning, counseling, and career development
Allows students to build a team of professional, caring, and committed faculty dedicated to supporting their
Matches students with shared interests and/or majors, creating cohorts with similar goals
Forms lasting connections with the CDU community
Provides access to resources that supports physical, mental, and emotional well-being