First Year Experience Programs


Freshman Success SeminarsThe Freshmen Success Seminars are dedicated to assisting first year students in becoming active and engaged members of the university community. Students focus on adjusting to the collegiate experience, exploring the opportunities and expectations of university life, and charting their degree plan.

College-Based Living/learning communities (CBLLC’s)— Each community consists of approximately 25 incoming freshmen students from specific colleges who have chosen to live in the same housing unit and attend one or more classes that have been blocked specifically for the CBLLC. The communities intentionally develop connections with programs, services, faculty, staff and other resources and opportunities on the Ashland University campus. The program includes special presentations by faculty and outside speakers, as well as social and recreational activities. Membership in a CBLLC is not determined competitively by academic rank. Membership is open to all students in a college as long as space is available. To learn more, check out the LLC website: Living & Learning Communities