First Year Experience Programs
Accent on Success—This course, required of all new incoming freshmen, is a university requirement. Accent on Success is designed to help first-year students become active and participating members of the learning community. Students focus on adjusting to the collegiate experience, exploring the opportunities and expectations of college life, reflecting on the nature of liberal arts and learning about possible degree paths.
College-Based Living/learning communities (CBLLC’s)— Each community consists of approximately 25 incoming freshmen students from specific colleges who have chosen to live in the same housing unit and attend one or more classes that have been blocked specifically for the CBLLC. The communities intentionally develop connections with programs, services, faculty, staff and other resources and opportunities on the Ashland University campus. The program includes special presentations by faculty and outside speakers, as well as social and recreational activities. Membership in a CBLLC is not determined competitively by academic rank. Membership is open to all students in a college as long as space is available.
Success Seminar Series-- The Success Seminars are designed for students who have an indicated need for assistance with study skills, time management and test taking skills. Students are often referred by the college advising staff, but sessions are open to any interested students if space permits.