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2019 Statewide FYE Conference

Importance of Education: A Holistic View of the First-Year Student

Join us for a day of education and training...


The fourth annual Utah First-Year Experience Consortium will take place on March 4, 2019, at the University of Utah — A. Ray Olpin Student Union.


As educators who work to support first-year student success, we are continuously looking for ways to improve the experience we provide to new students. This statewide, one-day, drive-in conference provides a forum for faculty, staff, and administrators with an interest in first-year success to share ideas, resources, and strategies for improving the first-year experience on our campuses.

Information at-a Glance

Location: The University of UtahA. Ray Olpin Student Union. If you are driving, please park in the Central Parking Garage located at:

1700 E. Campus Center Drive

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Date: Monday, March 4, 2019, starting at 8:30am. See full schedule here.


Registration Fee: $30   

Registration Deadline: February 25, 2019


Registration Is Closed

Conference Information

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Who should attend?

Anyone on your campus with an interest in, or responsibility for first-year students, including:

  • Administrators with responsibility for student success and/or FYE
  • Access and Transition Programs staff
  • New Student Orientation staff
  • FYE faculty & staff
  • Faculty members who teach first-year courses
  • Academic advisors
  • Students considering careers in student affairs or higher education administration

Registration Information

Cost: Registration is $30 per person (includes parking permit, morning snacks, and lunch)


Registration Deadline: Monday, February 25, 2019


Cancellations: Refunds will be processed on a timely manner through March 1, 2019. If you have any questions please email Lisa Simmons, the FYE Consortium Chair, at lisa.simmons@usu.edu before March 1, 2019.

Location and Parking

Venue: The conference will be held inside the A. Ray Olpin Student Union, located at:


200 S. Central Campus Drive 

Salt Lake City, UT  84112


If you are driving, please park in the Central Parking Garage located at:


1700 E. Campus Center Drive

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Directions to venue

Submit a Session Proposal

Our goal is to create an informative and engaging conference for anyone who works with incoming, first-year students across all levels and divisions of Utah. 


What we're looking for in proposals:

  • Presentations that give us relevant information we need to do our jobs 
  • Participant outcomes, and session type (e.g., general, roundtable, discussion)
  • Grounded in theory, practice, and/or research.
  • Support for practices, conclusions, or recommendations
  • A workshop outline comprising of approximately 45 minutes

What we're asking from you:

  • A clear objective/takeaway for attendees
  • A clear outline of how you plan to share your information  and engage the attendees in your presentation
  • No need to use formal lingo - sell us on why your program should be selected

How we will review submissions:

  • Presentations will be evaluated on content delivery and engagement    


All proposals are due by  5pm on Friday, February 1, 2019. 

Overnight Stays and Hotels

Not available at this moment

ADA Accommodations

To request accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Jana Stoneman at jana.stoneman@utah.edu or 801-581-7069 at least one week prior to the event, or make a request within the conference registration form.

Our Conference Partners:

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