Paul L. Foster Success Center

New Student Experience

The New Student Experience combines courses and programs designed to help students transition to the rigorous academic environment at Baylor.  

The New Student Experience theme for 2022-2023 is: Know Your Neighbor!

Why I Teach

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"The NSE provides a system for greeting, getting to know and building a community foundation for a continued conversation in and out of the classroom over the undergraduate years"

Eric Holleyman, Ph.D.
Senior Lectureer of Religion

"I really enjoy teaching NSE courses because I see, first-hand, the impact that the experience is having on students."

Emily Sandvall
Director for Undergraduate Programs, School of Engineering and Computer Science

"I do NSE because Baylor did it for ME when I was a freshmen from a small central Texas high school, first in my family to attend college, and wondering what in the world God had called me to do."

Randy M. Wood, Ph.D.
Professor, Curriculum and Instruction