COR 100: Year One
Year One (Y1) is a 1 credit freshman experience course, which students take in groups of 15 for the first 12 weeks of the fall semester. Each group is led by a carefully selected faculty mentor and two upper- division student mentors well trained and qualified for this responsibility. The course assists new students in dealing with the inevitable changes and rapid growth they will experience in their transition to college, and promotes an increased sense of self-efficacy through structured service learning. In addition, Y1 fosters new social connections with other first-year students and across the Lyon community. Students who have two or more deficiencies at the end of the Y1 course will continue to attend weekly meetings with their faculty mentors until the end of the semester. Students who have two or more deficiencies at the end of the semester will receive an “I” (Incomplete) in Y1 and attend additional spring meetings with either the director(s) of Y1, the Spragins House mentor, or the provost.
All first-time, full-time students who graduated from high school within the last two years take Y1. The provost must approve any exceptions. First-time, full-time students who enter during the spring semester take a modified version of this course. Transfer students who have successfully completed 18 or more credits at another institution do not take Y1.