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ACE 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.


The Center for the First-Year Experience is committed to the belief that a new student’s success and academic experience are enhanced when special attention and support are provided ultimately leading to improved student retention.


  • - Smooth transition from recruitment through sophomore year
  • - Connection to DU opportunities
  • - Student growth and development
  • - Student satisfaction


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



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New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

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