Why Second Year at Emory?
Sophomores know a lot more than they did when they arrived as freshmen, but
there are still plenty of new opportunities and challenges ahead. SYE helps
second-year students navigate with one-on-one conversations, interactions
designed to help them set goals and reflect on the coming year.
• Sophomores experience new hurdles, including more difficult General Education
classes, introductory classes for the major, and greater expectations. SYE
provides direct links with academic advisors and faculty members.
• The number of resources available to Emory students is astounding. When
students learn about and utilize these support mechanisms, thanks to SYE, performance,
persistence, and preparation improve.
• Living in Woodruff Residential Center or Clifton Tower as a member of
program means living with other sophomores taking the same classes, experiencing
troubles and triumphs. It means living with friends from the freshman year,
and making new ones.
• SYE builds on the solid foundation built by the First-Year Experience,
including freshman seminars and freshman residence halls.
• Preparation for graduate and professional school, as well as post-college
careers, is a central pillar of the SYE program, including how to get an
internship and information on a variety of career choices.
SYE emphasizes the student’s responsibility in tailoring his or her