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Second Year Experience Program

The Second Year Experience Program was launched in the Fall of 2012 by the Division of Student Affairs as a part of the university’s retention plan for sophomores and transfers. The mission of the program is to support second year students, thus increasing retention rates among this population. In doing so, the program coordinates with resources across campus to bring second year students educational and developmental events as well as just plain fun, stress-relieving events.
Past events have included moonlight paddle trips, kayaking trips, welcome back socials and the Second Year Recognition Ceremony.


Terence Parker, Assistant Director, Retention Management & Planning

Lionel Lopez, Graduate Assistant, Student Success & Retention


Second Year Experience Program

Retention Management & Planning Office

Center for Student Retention

400 N. LBJ; San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512-245-5500