Sophomore Year Experience

Sophomore Year Experience

General Information

Sophomore Year Experience (SYE) programs seek to aid second year students in overcoming the “sophomore slump” by providing intentional programming and experiences to support their continued development. Sophomores will have the opportunity to engage in events designed to help improve their academic performance, uncover their leadership potential, identify a path to achieve their career and vocational goals, and recognize the keys to successful intra- and inter-personal relationships. 


Sophomores are defined as students who have completed between 30 and 59 credit hours.


The Sophomore Year Experience program begins with Camp Talon and continues through the entirety of the second year, with various programs and events. Participants will track their progress in Patriots Engage and students who complete the Sophomore Year Experience path will be eligible for a variety of exciting prizes! 


Camp Talon

An exclusive camp for UT Tyler sophomores! Camp Talon will provide students the opportunity to develop critical skills to support their sophomore year at UT Tyler, while participating in fun traditions.


Sophomore Year Experience Program

Participants will complete a series of items in a Path to have a successful second year at UT Tyler. Path items are designed to help support the student's well-rounded development and connect them with resources to aid in their success. Students who complete all Path items will be eligible to win exciting prizes!




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Updated November 27, 2023