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Welcome to the First Year Experience Office Website!
The First Year Experience Program (FYE) at Raritan Valley Community College provides first-time students with a comprehensive and effective transition into the college experience with a focus on student success. FYE is committed to developing and supporting the academic and personal success of all first year students. The office offers a comprehensive and intentional experience that supports student learning and involvement.  Golden Lion 


Summer and Fall 2015 Registration are now OPEN!

  RVCC Students at the New Student BBQ  

OFFICE HOURS - Spring 2015

Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Evening appointments are available upon request  

*** Remember to contact you First Year Advisor to develop your Academic and Career Plan! ***

Click Banner above to Register for ROARS  

***Students should complete the Online Orientation PRIOR to attending ROARS!***
 (select the link on the left navigation menu)


Fall 2015 ROARS Dates 
(additional dates to be posted in May)

Thursday, April 9th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Grand Conference Center Building
Thursday, April 30th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Grand Conference Center Building
Thursday, May 21st from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Grand Conference Center Building

Thursday, May 28th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Grand Conference Center Building

Tuesday, June 9th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Grand Conference Center Building

Saturday, June 13th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Grand Conference Center Building

Thursday, June 18th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Grand Conference Center Building
Tuesday, June 30th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Grand Conference Center Building

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FYE Office Hours

First-Year Student Advising

Current (Part-time and Full-time) and New (Part-time) First-Year Students - Visit the First-Year Experience Office to plan your academic career and to talk about transfer opportunities!

Appointments Recommend!

To schedule an appointment please contact your Advisor

First-Year Experience Office Hours (Spring 2015):

Monday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

* Evening appointments available

Have a question? Email us at fye@raritanval.edu!

FYE focuses...

FYE focuses on several key areas for new students entering RVCC:

New Student Orientation, Weeks of Welcome, Success Partners, Student Success Programming, and First Year Student Advising, Academic Planning and Career Planning.

  • Students begin with the New Student Orientation program called R.O.A.R.S. (Raritan Advising, Orientation, Advising, and Registration Session). At R.O.A.R.S. new students will become familiar with expectations of a college student and how to be successful in college, will meet other new students meet their First-Year Advisor, learn about Financial Aid and payments options, obtain their student I.D. card, and register for their first-semester classes.

  • Weeks of Welcome (W.O.W.) activities are designed to continue the new students orientation process by helping new students feel connected to the RVCC community.

  • The Success Partner Program links new RVCC students to an administrator or staff member on campus. Success Partners serve as a resource for new student questions and concerns during their first year at the college Student Success Programming will occur throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. The programs are designed to help new students take an active role in their college careers and help them to plan and manage their future goals.

  • All first year students are expected to meet with their first year advisor to develop their individual academic and career plan to help identify their plan to graduation and transfer or career opportunities.

Stop By! - The FYE Office is located on the 1st floor of the College Center in suite C143.
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