The First-Year Experience Program

Complete your first year at Dawson on easy mode!

What is it?

    • Short get-togethers every semester on topics tailored to first-year students
    • Campus treasure hunts, de-stressing cafés, introducing students to campus life, and more
    • An opportunity to meet with First-Year staff and unpack common student concerns and issues
    • Free snacks and drinks are included during most of our meetings (other meetings include prizes!)

Whom is it for?

Here are some examples of participants who might be a good fit for this group. They include new students who:

    • Want to meet other first-years and make friends
    • Are nervous or excited about attending Dawson College
    • Have concerns about the transition to higher education or “keeping up” in general
    • Would like to discover the College more fully
    • Are interested in doing something other than homework on their breaks
    • Are simply curious to see what this program is about!


  • You can join our MIO mailing list at any time! Visit us in 2D.0 or email us at to say ”I’m interested in the First-Year Experience Program!”
  • No need to attend every single event! We know you’re busy. Just RSVP when it works for you.

Last Modified: January 4, 2023