EDGE: First Year Experience Program
EDGE is a comprehensive program for all first year residential students under 20 years of age. It is an environment conducive to learning, one of friendship, support, fun, encouragement, and warmth. EDGE was designed by students, faculty and staff to meet the needs of first year students at UAF. The goal of EDGE is student success, not only during their first year, but throughout their college career!!
And recent data indicates that we are meeting our goal. In a recent study, EDGE students were found to graduate at a rate 43 percent higher than students who did not participate in the EDGE program.
For 2012-2013, EDGE will be housed in Moore and Skarland Halls. Moore is located in the MBS complex on upper campus and will house approximately 250 first year students and 21 upper class student staff members. Skarland Hall is also located on upper campus and will house approximately 120 first year students and 9 student staff members.