Student Success Program

First Year Navigator Program

What is a First Year Navigator?

First Year Navigators engage with incoming students to build a greater sense of belonging to High Point University and the support network at the University.

What is the purpose of a First Year Navigator?

Below are some of the responsibilities of First Year Navigators:

  • Serve as a source of information for prospective students and their parents during Open House events
  • Serve as a liaison between the Student Success Team and freshmen students
  • Provide support to assigned freshmen (approximately 10 – 20) that correspond to the Navigator’s major/experience at HPU
  • Coordinate student participation to events created by Student Success and High Point University
  • Instruct freshmen students on how to use the various academic systems (Blackboard, Starfish, Student Planner, My Stuff, etc.) and to develop their self-sufficiency in utilizing these tools

Want to know what it takes to be a FYN?

Roles/Duties of First Year Navigators:

  • Attend a Navigator training session(s)
  • Interact with peers at a minimum of one Orientation Weekend (Friday and Saturday) or Open House event (Saturday), and assist Student Success Coaches with various duties at those events
  • Support approximately 10-20 assigned freshmen in the corresponding major from Orientation Weekend through the following January
  • Attend and facilitate student attendance at Faculty Meet and Greet event
  • Coordinate student participation in clubs and campus events
  • Instruct students in using Blackboard and Starfish
  • Assist student during registration with navigating My Stuff and Student Planner
  • Assist faculty at events as needed throughout the fall semester and encourage student participation

How do I become a FYN?

Contact your Student Success Coach to learn more about the program and how to apply.

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