First Year Experience


What We Do

FYE understands that a student’s first year of college is a time to build, develop, and discover. Through the coordination and enhancement of programs, services, and educational activities, students are provided with the support and resources available to prepare them as they begin a rewarding academic journey. Our mission begins with Tiger Nation Family Day, an official induction to the St. Philip’s College Tiger Family. During the first week of classes, students are welcomed with an assortment of campus activities that allow them to build a social network and get connected with the campus community.

The year-long programming concludes with an End of First Year Banquet, a time for students to celebrate the completion of their first year in college and all of their accomplishments. With the many unique experiences that come with transitioning into college, the FYE team serves to help students as they get acclimated to the college campus and successfully complete their program of study.


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Tiger Nation Family Day

It is a tradition at SPC for new students and their families to visit the campus before the first day of class for Tiger Nation Family Day. It is designed to introduce students to college leadership, highlight college programs, and services, motivate students to make a successful transition to college life, and orient students to the campus. 

August 19, 2022

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Hours of Operations and Calendar of Upcoming Events

Hours of Operation 
Monday - Thursday | 8:00AM to 7:00PM

Drop by SLC 102 on the MLK Campus if you have any questions or would like some tips to help you during your first year at SPC. 

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AlamoPROMISE Student Highlight

Do you know an outstanding AlamoPROMISE Scholar? Nominate them to be recognized as the AlamoPROMISE Student of the Month at the one of our Board of Trustees Meetings. 

Student Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled as a SPC Promise student
  • Must be in good standing with the Colleges on all levels (academic and conduct)
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Nomination Form

FYE Competition

Learn, grow, and win prizes!

Each academic year FYE sponsors an online scavenger hunt. 

  1. Download the Scavify app and choose the app right for you, or search for scavify in the App Store or Google Play. Note: for iPads you must search "iPad and iPhone apps".
  2. Search

Open the app, sign up to create an account, search for "SPC First Year Experience (FYE)" and join the hunt.

  1. Complete Challenges!

Once you have joined the hunt you will be in the main game play screen. Scroll down to the list of "Tasks". You may begin completing tasks and challenges once the hunt starts. The hunt begins in August and ends in May.

Scholarships will be awarded to the top 3 winners.

Good luck and have fun!

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2021-2022 WINNERS!

1st Place - $250 Scholarship - Audra Guzman
2nd Place - $150 Scholarship - Kevin Jones
3rd Place - $100 Scholarship - Emma Campos



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Peer Mentors

Want to talk to someone who is currently in your shoes? Please feel free to reach out to one of our Peer Mentors for support. Our Peer Mentors are students just like you who are here to support you in your journey and help answer questions. As they are currently attending SPC, they can give you some helpful insights and tips for success.

  • Contact Liz Castillo for more info:

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