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First Year Network

First Year Network

Program Description

The First Year Network is designed to pair incoming first-year students with Westminster students in mentoring relationships. The program aims to build positive learning communities on campus, guide new students to learn about our culture, and help first-year students become engaged in the Westminster experience.

Benefits of Participating in FYN

For Mentees

Learn how to make the most of your Westminster experience during your first year. Mentees will gain firsthand knowledge of what the freshmen experience at Westminster is really like from current students. Through the First Year Network, you will develop individual relationships with your mentor and have a positive support system during your time at Westminster. You will learn how to best utilize campus resources, navigate the social and academic landscape of Westminster, and much more. Mentees apply here.

Apply to be a Mentee

Are you an incoming first-year student? Do you want to make the most of your Westminster experience? Apply to become a mentee in the First Year Network! For the 2016–2017 year, we will be accepting about 40 first-year students to take part in the program.

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 Applications are due Friday, September 2, 2016.

For Mentors

Your personal experience at Westminster can help new students succeed and find their place at the institution you love. Use your personal experience and knowledge to positively influence the Westminster experience of an incoming freshmen. Build personal relationships with your mentees and develop your skills and capacity for team building, mentoring, coaching, and more.

Apply to be a Student Mentor

Mentor requirements
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25
  • Be an exemplary student, communicator, and writer
  • Willingness to mentor students academically across disciplines
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a culturally diverse environment
  • Have intermediate to expert technology skills
  • Exceptional initiative and follow-through

Applications for 2016–2017 are currently closed. Check back again in Spring 2017 for 2017–2018 applications.