Williams’ Sophomore Year Experience (SYE) Program aims to empower sophomores to excel through providing opportunities to enhance academic and professional success, sense of belonging, engagement with faculty, overall wellness, and community citizenship and leadership.
During the second year of college, students begin to take on added responsibilities and make decisions that will affect the rest of their lives. Many sophomores struggle with major declaration, career indecision, and social acclimation, while pursuing efforts in Study Away, civic engagement, organizational involvement and class connection.
SYE will serve as a roadmap throughout this process. Working together with the Sophomore Ambassadors and the Sophomore Class Council we hope to provide unique opportunities for sophomores to engage with Williams throughout the year.
- training required (four sessions)
- sophomore retreat attendance required
- four hours/month programming attendance required
- monthly meetings
Oct. 25: 7 PM Study Away General Info Session- Paresky
November 1: 6-8 PM Etiquette Dinner- Faculty House (register here)
November 14-18 International Education Week
November 16: 5-6 PM Study Away Reflections - Dodd Living Room
Second Days: Occurring on Convocation day the fall semester, this all day program will consist of social and academic involvements aimed at providing sophomores the motivation to get involved, some necessary information for thinking forward to their junior year, and an opportunity to reconnect with classmates.
M&Ms: Monthly opportunities to meet with various constituents on/off campus (faculty, staff, upperclassmen, alumni) from a variety of disciplines, to learn, meet, mingle, and munch.
STAFF: Dr. Rashanda Booker, Assistant Dean of the College and Dean of Sophomore Year Experience