Patriot Freshman Connection
The First-Year Experience
Patriot Freshman Connection (PFC) is UT Tyler's first-year experience program for new students that begins the first weekend before classes begin each fall semester. PFC influences and promotes a successful academic and social transition for new students by offering relevant programs and providing a supportive environment; connecting students to resources and engagement opportunities that promote success; and connecting students with peers who share similar academic and social interests.
Components of PFC include: First Eight and the Patriot Traditions Council.
Freshman 15 - Top Freshman Award
The Freshman 15 - Top Freshman Award is awarded to firsts-year freshman who have demonstrated service and involvement on campus through student organizations, programs through an academic department, or on-campus employment. The Award is presented to recipients during the annual Leadership & Service Awards in the spring.