First- and Second-Year Experience

Altgeld Hall 100
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 753-0028

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Welcome to First- and Second-Year Experience

First- and Second-Year Experience helps freshman, sophomore, and transfer students by implementing and supporting programming that ensures student academic, personal, social, and career success. 

Second-Year Students: We need your feedback to make our programs and services for you the best they can be. Please take a moment to click on the following to take a brief survey and share your ideas:

Second Year Experience Survey

What's New at FSYE

  • UNIV Peer Instructor Application Party
    • Tuesday, March 31st, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    • Stevenson 175
    • Come enjoy some snacks, learn about being a Peer Instructor, and fill out your application in person!
  • Freshman Academic Recognition
    • Tuesday, March 24th, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    • Altgeld Hall 100
    • All first-year freshman students who achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher in Fall 2014 are invited! Come be recognized and learn about involvement opportunities at NIU! Refreshments will be provided.
    • RSVP by emailing us at or call (815) 753-0028


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