The Schreiner University First Year Experience
The Schreiner University first year experience aspires to equip students with tools, support, and experiences to succeed as a student.
The Schreiner University first year experience provides a forward focus mindset where we work with students to best prepare them for success in their first year. We establish the necessary understanding of their collegiate experience needed to be successful within the Schreiner Learning Eco System.
To provide opportunities for students to create relationships that allow them to grow as an individual through meaningful experiences that connect them to the university in their own unique ways.
Integrate first year students into the university using proven best practices of engagement, responsibility, and academics that establishes an opportunity for students to be empowered in their collegiate experience as a responsible member of the Schreiner community.
The Focus Forward First year experience is built on the foundation of three pillars, academic focus, university engagement, and personal responsibility. As with all things there is overlap, this overlap strengthens the student’s connection to the campus and provides them with a successful experience. As an institution of higher education Schreiner University provides a service dedicated to the individual growth of each student by providing the opportunity to be successful.
The Three Pillars of the Schreiner University Focus Forward First Year Experience
Students are given the opportunity to learn. In the first year a specific focus is dedicated to helping students establish a strong foundation of understanding about the academic rigor, expectations, self-discipline, and university support that is needed to be successful.
Students are given the opportunity for personal growth. In the first year a specific focus is dedicated to helping students understand the responsibilities of a student within the Schreiner community. From their interactions with peers to their interactions with faculty and staff, they have opportunities to learn from experiences and grow in their personal responsibilities.
Students are given the opportunity to engage as an active member of the Schreiner University community. The university strives to provide opportunities for students to have a meaningful connection with the university that helps them in their success as a student.