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Center for First Year Experience

Welcome Class of 2019! The Center for the First-Year-Experience is here to help you make a smooth transition into the Dillard family.


The mission of the Center for the First-Year Experience is to facilitate a successful transition into Dillard University life for first-year students through the coordination of the following programs: - First Year Seminar I & II - University Convocation I & II - Freshmen Learning Communities - Service Learning - Academic Success Workshops

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First Year Seminar

The First Year Seminar is a structured, year-long learning experience designed to assist first-year students in making a smooth transition to college life.

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University Convocation provides students the opportunity to hear from peers, faculty, and staff.

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General Education

This academic introduction is developed primarily through the General Education Curriculum.


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The Mission

Dillard University's mission is to produce graduates who excel, become world leaders, are broadly educated, culturally aware, and concerned with improving the human condition. Through a highly personalized and learning-centered approach, Dillard's students are able to meet the competitive demands of a diverse, global and technologically advanced society.


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