McKendree’s First-Year Introduction program is the first step to becoming a successful college student. This program is 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 2024.  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:



In-Person Sessions

Saturday, April 20 -- 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday, May 30 -- 9:00 am to 4:00 pm -- session full

Thursday, June 13 -- 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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


Virtual Sessions

Tuesday, June 18 -- 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Friday, August 2 -- 9:00 am to 1:30 pm


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