First Year Experience


The First Year Experience program is designed to equip all incoming first year students with knowledge and skills to aid in their transition to ATU. Through intentional programs and services we will help residents acclimate to the university by feeling connected and supported. Additionally, we will provide exclusive resources only offered to residents living in M Street. These resources include computer labs, study rooms, campus partners in hall, and community assistants.



Location: M Street 
Majors:  Any Incoming Freshmen
Course(s): TBD (no common course at this time)
Advisor(s): First Year Experience Resident Director


FYE Benefits


  • Community assistants housed in M Street Hall
  • Computer labs and study rooms
  • First year targeted programs
  • Faculty interaction from different colleges

Community Assistants

  • Paid live in positions
  • Second year students
  • Former participants in the Mary B. Gunter Emerging Leaders
  • Practicing leadership and mentorship skills in the community



First Year Experience 

Colette Tobias
Assistant Dean for Residence Life
Doc Bryan 211/ Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: (479) 968-0376