First Year Experience
Our First Year Services include a multitude of programs designed to better equip students with the tools they need to navigate their first year of campus life. See descriptions of all of our programs below.
Second Year Experience
Similarly, our Second Year Services are designed to help students stay engaged in their second year at Carson-Newman. Our Second Year Passport Program launched in 2019 and encourages students to engage in ways they might not have during their first year.
Summer Day Camps gives elementary and middle school students the opportunity to be active and creative thoughout the summer. We offer different weekly themes like Star Wars, science, nerf, musical theater, and many more, for kids to enjoy and participate in. Our summer camp dates are based off the Jefferson County School Calendar and will be released in the Spring.
Carson-Newman Conferences Services offer meeting spaces year round for groups to hold camps, conferences, or events on campus. We have a variety of facilities available for use such as fields, classrooms, dining, etc. Pricing and reservation forms can be found on the Conference Services tab.
The Bridge Program is designed to support students as they transition to college life. Bridge students complete class credits during a specialized three-week program, have opportunities to develop social connections, volunteer in the community, learn valuable academic and real-life skills, and have lots of fun attending trips to local attractions like boating, Main Event, or hiking in the Smokies!
Orientation offers a unique experience for incoming freshman at the beginning of the fall semester to help them transition into the college experience. During Orientation, students participate in many activities with their peers that provide an opportunity to develop relationships that will last throughout their college experience.
Eagle Guides are mentors for first year students throughout the fall semester. EG's attend LA 101 classes alongside the first year students to serve as a resource. They help organize and coordinate First Year Friday events to help engage first year students.
We're excited for you to join the FYCS Family!