First-Year Experience

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 Goals

  1. Assist freshmen with their transition to UT Tyler.
  2. Provide freshmen with a supportive environment.
  3. Increase retention of freshmen by connecting them with resources and activities to help them succeed.
  4. Connect freshmen with peers who have successfully completed their freshman year.
  5. Connect freshmen with other incoming students who share similar academic interests.