The University of Texas at Tyler
Patriot Freshman Connection
Patriot Freshman Connection (PFC) is a first-year experience program for new students that begins the first weekend before classes begin. Through PFC, students are connected to the campus, their peers, and student leaders who are prepared to ease the transition into our university life. PFC consists of First Weekend, First Eight and Spring Forward.
First Weekend, led by the PFC Peer Mentors, is a freshman's first glimpse of the many events and involvement opportunities available at the university. This year's First Weekend is Friday, August 21 - Sunday, August 23.
Don't miss out on First Weekend 2015! View a list of First Weekend events or contact your Orientation Leader for more information.
The first eight weeks of a student's first semester of college can be challenging and overwhelming. First Eight will help students create habits that will lead to a successful academic career. During First Eight, PFC Peer Mentors will meet with their student groups, facilitate workshops and host events to promote healthy study habits, money management and personal wellness.
After successful completion of the first semester, students are introduced to new opportunities to become involved on campus. Various service and leadership development programs are available for students to begin creating their legacy as a Patriot.
- Assist freshmen with their transition to UT Tyler.
- Provide freshmen with a supportive environment.
- Increase retention of freshmen by connecting them with resources and activities to help them succeed.
- Connect freshmen with peers who have successfully completed their freshman year.
- Connect freshmen with other incoming students who share similar academic interests.
|Grounds for Recovery UC Entrance 9:30 am|
|International Game Night Patriot Zone 4:00 pm|
|Smash Brothers Tournament Patriot Zone 6:00 pm|
|"Swoop in Training" UC Ballroom 12:00 pm|
|Patriot Palooza Campus Wide |
|VIP Bookstore Bingo UC Lobby 11:30 pm|
Frequently Asked Questions
Find out how to become a mentor and more.