The primary goal of the First Year Rutgers Experience (FYRE) is to provide you with the knowledge and resources you need to help you develop a plan for meeting your unique and ever-evolving definition of success. Connections are so important. With that in mind, we’ve developed engaging seminars–taught by a select group of enthusiastic Peer Instructors–who have been trained to introduce first-year students to a wide range of resources beneficial to aiding first-year students in helping them identify institutional supports, resources, and organizations that can assist them in the pursuit of their personal, academic, professional and civic goals. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can register?

Any first-year student in the Camden College of Arts and Sciences can register for a FYRE course. Talk to your academic advisor about how to sign up!

What should I expect in my FYRE course?

Your weekly FYRE class will be planned and facilitated by your Peer Instructor (PI). FYREs are seminar courses, which means they are based on participation. All FYRE students will have the opportunity to experience one or more of the following:

  • hear from a peer panel;
  • meet a faculty member;
  • go on a field trip; 
  • explore the various aspects of your interest area, and learn about the many services and resources available at Rutgers–Camden.

There will be some short homework assignments and an end-of-the-semester project. This is a one-credit, graded class.