First Year Residential Experience

Be part of an exclusive, first-year-only community that will help you develop your identity as a Warrior. In the First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) community, you will be supported in your success, experience Midtown Detroit, and make friendships that last a lifetime all while living on campus.

FYRE calls Chatsworth Suite and Ghafari Hall home, located in the heart of campus. While your room may be steps away from your classes, labs, libraries, and other helpful resources, the FYRE program brings even more resources, fun, and support right into your building.  Sign up today by selecting the First Year Resident Experience on your 2024-25 housing agreement!


Making housing affordable

Apply for the Corvias Scholarship

First-year students, don't miss the opportunity to apply for the Corvias Scholarship. Students who are selected will receive $6,250 per semester, totaling $12,500 for the academic year. This scholarship can be applied to tuition, fees, and on-campus housing. To be eligible, you must be enrolled full-time, live in on-campus housing, demonstrate financial need, and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.!

Apply here>>

Hear firsthand from students and community directors on how the FYRE program is a game changer that bridges the gap between high school and college. This is also a chance to ask questions, hear stories, meet new people, and learn why this increased level of academic support and social engagement is only possible when you say yes to campus housing.  Learn how you can have the 24/7 campus life experience and live like a Warrior.

Benefits of FYRE

  • Connect with other first-year students experiencing similar transitions to college life
  • Special social events to help you connect with campus and build life-long friends
  • Direct access to university resources right where you live!
  • Increased peer-to-peer support through your Resident Advisors and Peer Mentors

Programs and resources

  • FYS 1010:  Learning with the Brain in Mind
    • Live and learn alongside your neighbors while taking your Wayne Experience courses - First Year Seminar (FYS) 1010 - Learning with the Brain in Mind.  We have collaborated with the Academic Success Center to have FYRE-only sections for residents of this community.
    • Learn more about FYS 1010 here!
  • Social Events
    • Enjoy events designed with your interests in mind 
    • Meet other residents living in your community and help build your floor's culture
  • In-hall office hours from the following departments:
    • Academic Success Center
    • Learning Communities
    • Libraries
    • Peer Assisted Learning & Tutoring
    • Office of Student Financial Aid
    • Undergraduate Advising
    • and more!
  • In-hall peer support through Resident Advisors and Peer Mentors
  • Specialized academic success events to kick start and sustain your success as a student
    • Activities with faculty and staff
    • On-site tutoring
  • "Adulting 101" learning opportunities throughout the Winter semester to prep you for sophomore living