Emerson’s First-Year Experience Program

All new first time students will be enrolled in Emersion: Foundations of Success during their first semester at Emerson starting in the Summer of 2021. This is a one-credit, free course (FS 101) exclusively for students in their first semester at Emerson. It will focus on four key areas to set you up for success in college and beyond:

  • Academic Success
  • Personal and Intercultural Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Health and Well-Being

Class sizes are restricted to around 15 students and taught by an Emerson staff member, giving you a great way to both connect with peers and identify mentors who can serve as a support system during your transition to Emerson. Emersion: Foundations of Success will help you identify your strengths, develop strategies to reach your academic goals, get to know Emerson and the city of Boston, and come away with a strong support system of staff members and fellow students.

Fall and Spring Sections

We offer Emersion sections for students starting in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Each class session meets once a week for an hour throughout the semester, and will be added to your class schedule during registration.

Summer Sections

If you pay your admission deposit by May 1st, you are eligible to register your preference for this opportunity. This class will be fully online, and will meet during the Summer 2 session. During this condensed summer session, your class will meet twice a week for an hour over Zoom. This is an opportunity to earn college credit and get to know Emerson better before you even arrive on campus!

Student Experiences

Our students love Emersion—read through a collection of student experiences.