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Student Life & First-Year Experience

Our Mission

The mission of Student Life & First-Year Experience is to enhance the quality of life of Eastern Kentucky University students by supporting the University's commitment to the academic success and holistic development of every Colonel. Our goal is to foster intellectual, physical, and social development through programs and direct services which challenge and support students as they develop attitudes, abilities, and skills for life-long learning within an ever-changing global environment. 

Join us for upcoming events!


Winter Colonel Craze Feb.8, 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m., Keen Johnson

This signature event is a wonderful way for your Registered Student Organization (RSO) to kick-off the 2018 academic semester! Student organizations are welcome to register through Jan. 31 at 5:00p.m. via OrgSync here


Valentine's Bingo Feb. 13th, 9:00p.m., Keen Johnson

Join us for the second bingo of the year! This bingo will have fun prizes in relation to Valentine's Day. 


Painting at Kenwood Nursing Home February 15th, 3:00-5:00pm (Transportation Provided)


February 27th Virtual Reality Room February 27, 5:00-11:00pm, Keen Johnson 

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