Create your future. Shape your world.
Guided by the idea of creating a cohort and a common sense of identity as a foundation for success, the First Year Experience Residential Program will give you the opportunity to attend numerous social and educational programs in your residence hall. These programs are designed to assist you in making connections with your peers and becoming familiar with the Earlham community, as well as exploring your own interests and values.
The First Year Experience Residential Program is the framework upon which the Residence Life staff bases its work within the first year area. The Office of Residence Life strives to facilitate learning outside of the classroom. The residence halls are a laboratory of sorts, in which students have the opportunity to implement and enact the ideas, theories, and concepts discussed in the classroom. Designed to complement your academic encounters and enhance your overall experience, the FYERP and Residence Life staff will walk along side you during the unique experiences of your first year in college. The social and educational programming within the residence halls will provide you with the education, knowledge, and access to campus resources that will help you be successful while you are exposed to new environments, relationships, and challenges throughout your time at Earlham.
The First Year Experience Residential Program focuses on four growth areas: Interpersonal (how we construct relationships with others), Intrapersonal (how we construct our personal belief system and identity), EC Success (creating a foundation for academic and social success) and Community (creating a sense of school pride, engagement with the Earlham and Richmond communities and the development of an understanding of Principles and Practices).