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First-Year Experience Events

The Office of Student Life and First-Year Experience serves create powerful programs that help meet the unique needs first-year students have. Our programs will help you connect to EKU inside and outside the classroom, and empower you with experiences and resources to make your first year a powerful, engaging experience. 

Please note that all programs that are specifically for first-year students will have the "FYE approved" circular logo on them. 


Fall 2018 FYE Programming

Day, Time, Location


Event Description

August 30, 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

Keen Johnson Plaza


Colonel Craze

Colonel Craze, EKU's Student Involvement Fair, is an awesome opportunity for students to explore student organizations including fraternities and sororities, culturally-based, service-based, academic/honorary-based and special interest organizations. Joining an organization is an outstanding way to meet people, build your leadership skills, and make a difference. With so many organizations at EKU, you will be sure to find the fit for you! 

August 30, 5:00-7:00p.m.

Campus Recreation

Parking Lot

Football Fam Jam Tailgate

Stop by for food, yard games, free Colonel gear, and tons of fun to get excited for the first home game of the season vs. rival Morehead State!

September 12, 7:00p.m.

Brock Auditorium

More Money

with Peter Bielagus

Money is common, important topic to think about as a college student. Join Student Life & First-Year Experience to learn from financial expert and educator Peter Bielagus. He will help you understand how to make smart financial choices, and why starting now thinking about your finances is so important.

Please note: For students unable to attend the event, the video recording is available. Please connect with your First Year Seminar instructor to receive the link. 

September 25, 8:00p.m.

Grise Auditorium (Combs Building)

Midterm Madness

Bingo & Trivia

First-Year students are invited to participate in a bingo/trivia fusion event! The trivia will help you prepare for midterm success through questions on student tips to campus resources. The bingo will help you play to win prizes to de-stress and find midterm success. Prizes. Fun. Madness. Be there!

October 8, 7:00p.m.

Brock Auditorium

Can We Talk?: Diversity Dialogue

Join Student Life & First-Year Experience and First Year Courses & Learning Communities for an engaging conversation on diversity with Dr. Roger Cleveland, Professor of Education at Kentucky State University.

Please note: For students unable to attend the event, the video recording is available. Please connect with your First Year Seminar instructor to receive the link. 

October 9, 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.

EKU Student Success Center

Let’s Go Clubbin’: Getting to Know EKU Student Organizations

Social engagement outside the classroom is important to help you develop skills and friendships. Join Student Life & First-Year Experience and the EKU Student Success Center for this drop-in program to explore the various types of student organizations, and to help you find what club can be a great fit for you!


November 14, 6:00-9:00p.m. (with Registration at 8:00p.m)

Keen Johnson; Multiple Locations to register

Registration Games Day

Secure your schedule and register for Spring 2019 classes with assistance from Academic Advisors, First Year Leaders, and GURUs. Fun activities, games, and FREE pizza/beverages will be provided as you wait to access the registration system. RAC numbers will NOT be given out, so make sure to meet with your advisor BEFORE Registration Games. Let the class registration games begin…

November 12-15,

Multiple locations

Registration Games Week

Registration Games Week is an exciting time as first-year students gear up to register for Spring 2019 classes. You're invited to join in many fun and educational programs to help you successfully register! Let the games begin…


FYE Approved Logo will be found on all FYE event posters.

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