First Year Matters (FYM)
This year’s First Year Matters program explores the challenges we face as we study, learn and begin to address the influence and impact humans have had on the planet. FYM:The Age of Humans is the theme of this year's First Year Matters program, Wesleyan’s answer to the “common reading” program instituted at many universities. In FYM:The Age of Humans, first-year students are guided through a “common experience” program, designed to introduce them to the academic rigor and interdisciplinary thinking at Wesleyan while at the same time building a community of learners. The program includes an anthology of multi-disciplinary readings available to students during the summer, faculty lectures/presentations and subsequent residence hall discussions during Orientation, and the staging of a major participatory arts event that engages students in understanding the issue from an arts perspective.
Please visit the First Year Matters page for more detailed and comprehensive information about this year's program.