Freshmen Experience Day

Freshmen Experience Day provides you with the opportunity to engage in common involvement activities, mission centered community service programs, and reflective workshops with other first-year students. This is a mandatory one-day program that helps you find out what it means to be a Buccaneer and to understand the meaning behind the Barry Motto: Learn, Reflect, and Serve! Participating in Freshmen Experience Day will help you in your transition into the Barry Community.

Freshmen Experience Day 2013 began with the reciting of the Class of 2017 prayer led by our University Chaplain, Father Marcelo. First-year students then took a class photo and completed community service. The Class of 2017 Service Project included beautification and restoration projects at seven sites around the Miami area including Oleta State Park, Halouver Park, Pelican Harbor Marina, Urban Paradise (Little Haiti), Gratigny Elementary School, Greynolds Park, and Crandon Park. Student then ate lunch together and the participated in low ropes activities and various workshops including Discovery Your Calling (Vocational Discernment) facilitated by Career Services, Step-up and Serve! facilitated by Community Service and Civic Engagement, FYE Passport Program and Barry Traditions facilitated by the Center for Student Involvement and Orientation Team, and Ethical Leadership facilitated by Campus Ministry. The day also included team builders and reflective activities.