FYE Common Experience Program Overview

The First-Year Experience (FYE) is designed to provide incoming first-year students with an interactive, cross-disciplinary program that cultivates intellectual inquiry, encourages critical and ethical thinking, and promotes social justice. In keeping with the Jesuit values, the FYE  strengthens the sense of community across the entire campus, as well as the interaction between Loyola and the surrounding community. It engages not only faculty, staff, and students, but the city of New Orleans in all its diversity.

Centered around a theme or issue, the FYE provides the incoming class with a year-long series of events from movie screenings and panel discussions to staged productions, exhibits and student-centered activities.