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  • Choose Your First Year Experience Track

    All First Year Experience (FYE) tracks run September 3-6, Tuesday-Friday.

    PHOTOS: See what it's like to do JWU's First Year Experience

    Choose from these options:

    Find Your Place: Providence Interested in community service, social issues and civic engagement? Learn about issues affecting Providence and what it means to be a contributing community member through field trips and community service.

    • Open to first-year Business, Hospitality, Arts & Sciences and Technology students
    • Connected to: English Composition for Learning and Discovery, ENG1020

    Criminal Justice in Rhode Island From heightened national security to concerns about corporate accountability, our changing world has created a high demand for well-trained law enforcement professionals. Meet classmates who share your major and get a head start on your criminal justice career.

    • Open to first-year Criminal Justice students
    • Connected to: Introduction to Criminal Justice, CJS1002

    Newport or Bust! Whether you’re a concert-goer, sports enthusiast, obsessed with wedding planning or simply want to explore hospitality, jump start your career by learning more about the industry and touring Newport.

    • Open to first-year Sports/Entertainment/Event Management (SEE) students
    • Connected to: Intro to Sports Entertainment Event Management, SEE1001

    Designing Providence Engage with Graphic Design professor Brian Alves on ways to use today’s cutting edge technology to create innovative designs.

    • Open to first-year Graphic Design & Digital Media students
    • Connected to: Digital Media Perspectives, DME1020