First Year Fellow

What is a First Year Fellow?

First Year Fellows (FYFs) are student leaders who serve in residential colleges that support students with the academic transition to college, assist with general academic planning and advising questions, connect students to campus resources, and serve as an academic peer mentor.

Virtual Information Sessions

All those looking to apply for a First Year Fellow position for the upcoming academic year must attend an information session. In this session, you will learn about the position and have an opportunity to ask any questions about the application process and position.

Dates and Details

Monday, Sept. 25, 2023
6-7 p.m.
Lakeside Village Pavilion
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023
6-7 p.m.
Mahoney-Pearson Classrooms
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023
6:30-8 p.m.
Stanford Residential College Classroom 105
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023
7-8:30 p.m.
Eaton Residential College Classroom 148
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023
4-5 p.m.
LSV Pavilion
Monday, Nov. 13, 2023
4-5 p.m.
SCC Activities Room
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023
2-3 p.m.
Passcode: APPLYHRL

Optional Events

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023
Wellness Wednesday - Student Employment Fair
4-6 p.m.
Mahoney-Pearson Residential College Patio
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024
Resident Assistant and First Year Fellow Candidate Social
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Lakeside Village Pavilion

*These optional events are open to all candidates, but do not replace required attendance at one of the mandatory information sessions.

How do I apply?

After attending a mandatory information session, candidates will receive a personalized email to the application form and further instructions. This email will be sent to candidates starting mid-November. All applications will be due Friday, December 15, 2023 at noon. 

Please see the sample application below to prepare as you will not be able to restart an application once you begin.

Sample Application


Matt McCabe, Assistant Director of Residential Education, Department of Housing and Residential Life, manages the First Year Fellows program. Matt can be reached at

  Interest Form

Are you thinking about becoming a FYF but are not ready to apply yet or is the application currently closed? Complete this interest form so we can keep you informed about the selection process.