McKendree’s First-Year Introduction program along with the Summer Enrollment Program are your first steps in becoming a successful college student. These programs are designed to help you transition to life at McKendree, both academically and socially.



FYI Registration & Session Dates


First-Year Introduction (F.Y.I.) will be held in both in-person and virtual formats in 2023.  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.

All Sessions of FYI are full.

Click the 'Register Now' button below to get started with an individualized registration process.




In-Person Sessions

Saturday, April 22 -- 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Monday, May 22 -- 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (session full)

Monday, June 5 - 9:00 to 4:00 pm (session full)

Monday, July 10 -- 9:00 to 4:00 pm (session full)


Virtual Session

Monday, June 12 -- 9:00 am to 1:30 pm (session full)




Summer Enrollment Program

McKendree University's Summer Enrollment Program will offer first-year students enrolling in Fall 2023 the opportunity to choose from ONE of the online courses offered part of the program TUITION FREE.  Courses meet McKendree University requirements and will be offered exclusively to new first-year students -- allowing you to 'meet' other new Bearcats while earning university credit and starting your successful transition to life at McKendree University.

Summer Enrollment Program courses are held from June 5 through July 28.  Courses are taken for a grade and can dropped up to the last day of the course without penalty.  Students will be responsible for obtaining any required books or materials.

To register for participation in the Summer Enrollment Program, complete the form available here.



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