McKendree’s First Year Introduction program is your first step in becoming a successful college student. This program is designed to help you transition to life at McKendree.



Registration & Session Dates


First Year Introduction (F.Y.I.) will be held in both in-person and virtual formats in 2022.  No matter which format works best for you, the event experience will include the following:


  • One on One advising meeting to discuss course schedule and academic plan.
  • Presentations with Student Service Offices -- Student Financial Services, Residence Life, Campus Activities and Student Success.
  • Opportunity to start interacting with other new Bearcats.

To get started with F.Y.I., please complete the following:

  • Submit your non-refundable deposit ($200 commuter or $400 resident)
  • Select a session date and click on a link below to register for that session.
  • In person sessions are recommended as size and sessions are limited for virtual events.
  • Please contact the office of Admission to check on session availability as we are filling quickly.

In-Person Sessions

Saturday, April 9 -- 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday, June 3 -- 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (session full)

Monday, June 13 -- 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (session full)

Monday, July 11 -- 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Virtual Sessions

Friday, June 24 -- 9:00 am to 1:30 pm (session full)

Friday, August 5 -- 9:00 am to 1:30 pm




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