Apply to be a First Year Fellow

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What is a First Year Fellow?

First Year Fellows (FYFs) are live-in student leaders who serve in Mahoney, Pearson, and Stanford Residential Colleges that support students with the academic transition to college, assist with general academic planning and advising questions, connect students to campus resources, and serve as an academic peer mentor.

Job Description

Virtual Information Sessions

All those looking to apply for a First Year Fellow position for the 2022-2023 academic year must attend an information session.  In this session, you will learn about the position and have an opportunity to ask any questions about the application process and position.  All sessions will be held via Zoom.

Dates and Details:

Date Time Zoom Link
Wednesday, Nov. 17 9:15 p.m. Click here to launch Zoom
Tuesday, Nov. 30 6:30 p.m. Click here to launch Zoom
Monday, Dec. 6 1:15 p.m. Click here to launch Zoom
Thursday, Jan. 20 4:30 p.m. Click here to launch Zoom
Monday, Jan. 24 9:00 p.m. Click here to launch Zoom
Tuesday, Jan. 25 6:00 p.m. Click here to launch Zoom


Application Process & Timeline

When are you hiring for?
  • The application cycle is generally for the upcoming academic year, which would be 2022-2023 because the FYF position is a yearlong commitment.  However, life circumstances occur, and we occasionally have a need to hire FYFs for the start of the spring semester.
How do I apply?
  • After attending one of the required virtual information sessions, students will receive the application link via their UM email within 24 hours after the information session.  
  • The information session will cover details about what's needed for the aplication and the interviews.
What is the deadline to apply?
  • For spring 2022 consideration*:  Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM
  • For 2022-2023 academic year: Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM
When do we find out if we were offered the position?
  • For spring consideration: December 15
    • This may change based on vacancies. You would need to return to campus for training on January 10th.
  • For the upcoming academic year: February 25
    • Applicants are notified the same day that RA & CA notifications are sent so that those who are interested in any of the three opportunities can make an informed decision on which position to accept.


 *For spring consideration, students in their first semester at UM are not eligible to apply.

Learn about a few current FYF experiences.

What does being an FYF mean to you? - Andrew Balise

What are some of your favorite memories as an FYF? - Carson Pinker


Contact Michael Stokes, Director for Academic Initiatives & Academic Ombudsperson at