Welcome to the First-Year Experience
at The Catholic University of America
The FYE is your academic home for your first year at CUA. As a new member of the University and part of the FYE, you'll discuss, think, write, argue, eat, serve, explore DC and much, much more with a small, intimate Learning Community.
Feel free to browse our site to get a better idea of the intellectual adventure you are about to undertake in the FYE.
The FYE and YOU:
Learn more about the liberal arts core of the First-Year Experience.
Find out about the Learning Community, your new home in the FYE. 18 fellow students, 3 professors, a librarian, and an Undergraduate Fellow.
The FYE starts before you start in the Fall. Our summer reading project is an accessible but challenging way to keep your mind stimulated and prepare for the questions ahead.
The FYE is not only an introduction to CUA, but it's also an entrance into the great Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Find out more about the guiding principles of FYE here.