International First Year Experience

Adjusting to life as a college student can be an exciting, but sometimes overwhelming task. At Daemen we care deeply about the experiences our first year students have and we work hard to foster positive learning and living situations and to provide critical support for our new students.

Life as a College Student

Like many colleges we offer a wide range of services and opportunities for our first year students through Residence and Student Life. Becoming involved in positive activities on campus is crucial for personal wellness and growth. But, at Daemen we also take special care to address the transitions that take place for first year students in the classroom.

That’s why all first-year students take an Interdisciplinary Studies class – a theme-based multidisciplinary course generally taken during the first semester of the freshman year. It is designed to challenge students intellectually, build an appreciation for the core curriculum, initiate acquisition of essential competencies, introduce institutional and academic support services, and foster a sense of community throughout the campus. The course alternates between lecture and small-group discussion sections. A different theme, used to organize the content, is selected each year.

Unique Services

First-year students are also encouraged to participate in programs and events designed to aid them in their transition from high school to college, including the Peer Mentor Program, in which first-year students are paired with upper-level students who are available to provide advice on both academic and extracurricular concerns. A variety of workshops are also available throughout the year to assist students in such areas as study skills, time management, test-taking strategies, and clarifying academic and career goals.

Visit Daemen!

That’s the best way to really get a feel for what Daemen is all about! Daemen is located in suburban Amherst, New York just minutes away from the city of Buffalo. To schedule a weekday individual interview and tour the campus, email us or call 800.462.7652.

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Natural Sciences Professor Brenda Young will be attending the Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology in Panama and presenting a paper on our sustainability efforts.

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Student Profiles

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Nick held several student leadership positions at Daemen and also completed an internship for graphic design. He recently traveled abroad to Italy with students and the department chair of the program.