|"The first-year seminar has stimulated some of my most creative teaching. One of the most satisfying aspects of the experience was the way in which the seminar participants welcomed the opportunity to become an intellectual and social community–clearly very much enjoying their experience together and providing an important support system for one another."
– Dr. Ed Orser, American Studies
|"Teaching a first-year seminar is one of the best teaching experiences of my career."
– Dr. Philip Rous, Physics
|"In my experience with FYE, I have seen my students benefit in ways that have supported their successful transition to UMBC through enhanced knowledge of campus resources, increased peer to peer friendships, better overall engagement in campus life, and improved connections to faculty members in the FYE learning environment.”
– Erin Carter, IHU Instructor
|"My first year seminar course exposed me to the tools of success for college. It has allowed me to become connected, integrated, and involved in the UMBC community."
– Kristopher dela Cruz, Financial Economics major