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FYE Conference

Focusing on the First Year Conference

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The Ohio Union
7:45 a.m. Check in and breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Conference

The Focusing on the First Year Conference brings together faculty and staff from across the Columbus and regional campuses to focus on the university's efforts to support the success of first-year students. The most important foundations for college success, and ultimately graduation, are built during the first year. Hosted by First Year Experience each spring semester, the conference is designed to encourage faculty and staff to share ideas about helping first-year students transition successfully to college life at Ohio State.

View the conference program.

Keynote speaker

Sarah Whitley

Sarah Whitley serves as senior director of the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation.

Breakout sessions

The Focusing on the First Year Conference proudly hosts presenters from every corner of Ohio State and beyond.

Read the session descriptions.