The First Year Program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is designed to help incoming students transition from high school or community college to the University and become engaged members of the UNK academic community. First Year students are encouraged to participate in a variety of special programs designed to provide the tools needed to be successful UNK students. Beginning at New Student Enrollment through Blue & Gold Welcome Week, then continuing into the first semester and beyond, first year students will receive support for academic excellence, develop networks of fellow students and faculty, and explore the opportunities open to them. The First Year Program will help new students by meeting them on-campus in the residence halls, classrooms and at student activities to offer resources and encouragement.
Students can consider the First Year Program Office as their campus information center. If students have questions or concerns about their first year at UNK, they can contact the First Year Program office for the best solution. If students are not sure where to turn, it's ok, they can turn to the First Year program and they will point students in the right direction.