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The First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) at Bridgewater State University offers a variety of programming to help first year students’ transition from high school to college. These programs are spread out over the course of the year to help the students meet their goals at Bridgewater State. The FYRE begins each year with an exciting selection of programs during the critical first six weeks of the fall semester. Each first year residence hall is responsible for holding at least one program per week for the first six weeks to help students get involved and engaged on campus. Each week has a different overarching theme, such as “Getting to Know the Campus or Community,” “Living with Roommates,” “Academic Success” and “Wellness” among others. These programs provide a wide range of experiences for students and help them hit the ground running as they start their first year.
During the remainder of the year, the FYRE Committee hosts several large scale events. Two well known events on campus are the Chopped and Cake Wars programs, which are based on Food Network television shows. These two programs are competitions. Chopped involves designing a delicious meal with a secret ingredient, and Cake Wars to decorate a cake. These programs give the students an opportunity to interact with “VIP” staff members in student affairs and across the university and learn more about what they do and how they can help the students be successful, all while having a lot of fun. The FYRE committee has also partnered with our campus television studio to produce a full length episode based on these events.
View our last “Chopped” event!
Submitted by Ryan N. Greelish, Resident Director, Bridgewater State University