Office of Community Living

First Year Experience

About FYE

The First Year Experience Program is an initiative by the Office of Community Living 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 2014 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
  • International Education week to inform students of study abroad opportunities

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 2014-2015 Mentor RA's are:

  • Kristin Rell - Hines Hall
  • Adderlin Taveras - Hennepin Hall
  • Brandon Scarincio - Ryan Hall
  • Christina Nevin - Plassmann Hall