About

Vision

All entering students will experience a seamless transition and become engaged community members.

Mission

To provide quality transitional experiences that maximize students' potential for personal and academic success.

Goals

In connection with OFYP’s mission and the University’s retention goals, OFYP programs and experiences will support the student transition and sense of belonging by…

  • Helping students understand and thrive in their transition
  • Creating a welcoming environment
  • Communicating academic expectations and pathways
  • Sharing information about how to navigate resources
  • Fostering community development
  • Conveying the importance of student engagement
  • Connecting new students with peer leaders

Core Values

Student success
Dedicated to the success of each individual

Building community
Celebrating diversity, encouraging responsibility, and creating a sense of belonging

Collaboration
Strengthening our work by building internal and external relationships

Leadership
Developing the leader within each of us

Commitment to excellence
Pursuing our work with professionalism, innovation, scholarship, and integrity

Points of Pride

Following are awards received by OFYP for several of our communications (both print and electronic).

2016

Communicators Forum, Maroon Award for Design, Poster 
2015-2016 Welcome Students Poster

Communicators Forum, Maroon Award for Design, Multi-Page Print
2015-2016 Gold Book: Your Guide to the First Year

2015

Outstanding Publication for New Students or Family Members
NODA National Convention 2015

Communicators Forum, U Brand Award for Design, Poster
2014-2015 Welcome Students Poster

2014

Outstanding Novelty Item (Large Institution)
NODA National Convention 2014

Gold Award for Campaign/Series Promotional
2014 Communicators Forum Conference

Maroon Award for Design, Multi-Page Print
​2014 Communicators Forum Conference

2013 Outstanding Use of Theme (Institution size greater than 15,000)
NODAC 2013
2012

Outstanding Welcome Week Publicity (Institution size greater than 15,000)
NODAC 2012

Maroon Award for Informational/Instructional Campaign Series
2012 Communicators Forum Conference

2010

Outstanding Welcome Week Publicity (Institution size greater than 15,000)
NODAC 2010

Outstanding Use of Theme
NODAC 2010

2008 Outstanding General Brochure or Booklet (three or more colors)
NODAC 2008
2007

Outstanding Multimedia/Emerging Technologies
NODAC 2007

Outstanding Use of Theme
NODAC 2007

Outstanding Orientation Website
NODAC 2007

Top Five Program in the Outstanding Showcase Program
2007 NODA Region V Conference

2006 Outstanding General Brochure for Special Populations
NODAC 2006
2005

Outstanding General Booklet or Brochure for Special Populations
NODAC 2005

Outstanding General Booklet or Brochure (three or more colors)
NODAC 2005

2004 Outstanding Multimedia/Emerging Technologies
NODAC 2004
2002 World Famous Multimedia/Emerging Technologies
NODAC 2002
1999 Outstanding General Booklet or Brochure for Special Populations
​NODAC 1999