Center for the First-Year Experience


Horizon Hall, Room 107
(970) 339-6641

FYE Mission Statement

The mission of the Center for the First-Year Experience is to create and sustain an environment that supports a successful academic and social transition of students into the Aims community.

Students will be provided the opportunity to:


  • Clear and understandable pathways to achieve their academic, career, and personal goals
  • Campus resources and learning support programs for building skills for success and self-reliance
  • Key people at Aims – peers, faculty, and staff
  • Avenues for involvement on campus and in the community


  • A toolbox that includes time management, goal setting and study and test-taking skills
  • An expanded support network
  • A mindset of goal completion
  • Skills for engagement


  • Knowledge necessary to achieve success and the confidence to put it into practice