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Second Year Experience

The Second Year Experience Program at Howard University enhances degree completion and graduation rates.

Welcome the the HU Second Year Experience!

The Howard University Second Year Experience (SYE) is a university-wide initiative designed to increase second-year retention rates and on time degree completion. Programs targeting second-year students focus on the following topics: academic advising, mathematics support, tutoring and study skills, finance and life skills programs, experiential learning opportunities, and scholar development.

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The following are events planned for the Fall 2018 Second Year Experience (SYE) program, organized and hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Studies!  


SYE Month (October)

The HU SYE kicks-off in October with SYE Month with the dissemination of the “SYE Success Guide” highlighting sophomore-specific initiatives and strategies for success. The SYE Success Guide includes an events calendar and a sophomore success resource guide.correct

The SYE Summit (March)

The purpose of the SYE Summit is a one-stop resource fair that will:

  • offer services that will help students to resolve issues hindering their academic progress; and
  • connect students with resources and offices that will help them achieve their academic goals.

The SYE Summit is a day-long campus event with representation from an array of HU offices and partner stakeholders.


The SYE “Mecca Made” Induction Program (May)

The Mecca Made Induction Program recognizes all students who have successfully completed their second year at Howard and have registered for fall semester classes.