The Office of First-Year Experience (FYE) is UD's home for new students. Whether you are a first-time college student or transferring from another institution, FYE will help get you connected and comfortable with life at UD. 

In support of the University's Mission, FYE collaborates with other campus offices and departments to help new students create community, develop autonomy, explore vocation, and establish successful academic habits.

Learn more about programs for new students:

Spartan Start
Spartan Start is the University of Dubuque's orientation and welcome program for new students. With engaging informational sessions and lively activities, Spartan Start provides the perfect beginning to your successful college experience.

Spartan Start for Transfer Students
Spartan Start for Transfer Students is designed to help you successfully continue your college journey at the University of Dubuque through campus-specific resources and support. This option may also be appropriate for non-traditional students.

Move-in Information
Get ready for move-in day for New/Transfer Students and Returning Students. Be sure to also read the move-in tips section.

New Student-Athlete Welcome Days
If you are a fall sport athlete and a new student, you may be asked to report to campus early. Since you'll be arriving before other new students, we want to make sure you are feeling welcome right away.

Spartan Start for Families
Sending a student to college can be a big transition for the whole family. We want to help you learn more about University of Dubuque so that you can be ready to support your student.

Student Resource Guide
Items included are: Campus Map, Quick Start Guide, Campus Tech Guide, Campus Resource Videos, and Individual Group Schedules.

Questions? Contact:

Nelson Edmonds
Vice President of Student Engagement & Intercollegiate Athletics