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Welcome to Triton College the First Year Experience Program

Click HERE to submit your First Year Experience (FYE) Registration so we may inform you of updates, important information or upcoming events concerning your First Year Experience.

Click HERE for a list of upcoming On-Campus Orientation dates.

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To benefit from the FYE we recommend you to attend our workshops.
Click HERE for a complete list of the workshops.


The First Year Experience Program (FYE) focuses on the first-year students and their transition to college. This program is designed to provide support and encouragement from the students’ first day of orientation to the final day of the first year at TRITON COLLEGE.

The FYE program focuses on two main areas of transition:
   • Academic
   • Social

Academic Transition
Through the FYE Program, first-year students are introduced to the liberal arts and the rigors of academic excellence. The FYE Program helps students establish patterns of decision-making and achieve an academic level that is essential for success in higher education. This will ensure achieving optimal success through a student's experience at Triton College. The major component of the FYE Program supporting first-year students' academic transition are the First-Year Workshops.

Social Transition
The FYE program will help student get acclimated to the social environment of college. Our programs will encourage students to be active in our student activities with the purpose to create a sense of belonging and enhance their leadership skills.

Student Success Workshops and Success Courses
The FYE program provides a series of workshops aimed towards:
   • Student Services & Getting Involved
   • Academic Planning
   • Time Management
   • Effective Study Strategies
   • How to Write a College Paper
   • How to Prepare for your Finals
   • Financial Literacy
   • Note Taking

Many students entering their first year of college can benefit from this classes to prepare them for the academic rigor of college, the social adjustments and personal challenges associated with higher education. Completing this courses, the student is more likely to persist and graduate.

The Triton College Orientation Experience
The Orientation experience has two components:
   Component 1: Learn
      • Campus Kickoff Participation
         (In-depth information to meet the Academic and Social Transition)
      • COL 102 - Learning Framework for College Success
      • CSG 150 - Career and Life Planning
      • Other Workshops
   Component 2: Connect
      • New Student Orientation
      • Connect with Campus
      • Connect with Faculty
      • Connect with Staff
      • Connect with Students
      • Learn about campus services, policies and resources.

For additional information on FYE please contact:
Juan Ovalle at juanovalle@triton.edu or 708-456-0300, Ext. 3379.