Office of Residential Life

First Year Experience

About FYE

The First Year Experience Program is an initiative by the Office of Residential Life to assist with students' transition to life at Siena College, to create opportunities for leadership development, to promote occasions to explore the on- and off-campus community, to offer programs for social and interpersonal growth and development, and to promote the academic mission of Siena College.


Some of our planned activities for Fall 2013 include:

  • A Hawaiian Luau Mocktail Mixer to meet other first-year students
  • Ziplining at Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course
  • Fun ways to help address the stress that college may cause
  • Off-Campus musical performance at Proctors in Schenectady

Mentor RAs 

Assisting with the work of the First Year Experience are Mentor Resident Assistant's who work with first year students to ensure that all students are having a meaningful and positive experience at Siena College.  Our 2013-2014 Mentor RA's are:

  • Gladys Veloz - Hines Hall
  • Nick Viscomi - Hennepin Hall
  • Mike Rossman - Ryan Hall
  • Erin Faeth - Plassmann Hall