First Year Experience at RRCC

What is First Year Experience?

First Year Experience (FYE) is a set of programs, events, services & people that support students in their first year of college to help them be more successful both academically and personally during their transition into college.

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Upcoming Events


Experiential Learning & First Year Experience - FYI SUCCESS SERIES – FALL 2019

Join your peers at a variety of FREE activities designed with your success in mind! Browse the calendar and make your plans – the more we see you, the more you gain. Everyone welcome to attend and one student will win a $500 tuition voucher!

Click on the FYI Success Series logo above for the Fall 2020 Calendar!


Am I a first year student?

You are considered a first year student through your first full fall, spring, and summer semesters at Red Rocks Community College.

How can I get involved?

  • Register for a class that has been designated as a FYE course.
    • These courses provide students who are new to the college environment with information that will help them be successful in their career as a student. This includes in depth information on campus resources, time management, career planning, study skills and more. Speak to an academic advisor to determine which FYE course may fit into your schedule.

Orientation at Red Rocks Community College

The Red Rocks Community College student orientation is offered in on campus and online formats. Orientation is MANDATORY for all new students and for all students returning to RRRCC following a break of a year or more. It is designed to help students successfully navigate their college experience and will cover important topics such as paying for college, student support and success services, and class registration. The online orientation instructions can be found here.

Study and Success Resources

30 Ideas to Get Movin' Handout
College Reading Handout
Concentration and Memory Handout
General College Study Tips Handout
GREAT Note Taking Handout
High School vs College Handout
Learning Styles Handout
Procrastination Handout
Sleep Well, Eat Well for Better Brain Health Handout
SMART Goal Setting Handout
Stress and You Handout
Test Anxiety Handout
Test Prep Checklist Handout
Test Taking Tips Handout
Time Management Handout

Important Resources for New Students