First Years of OZ Project

You are not alone.

First Years of Oz is a storytelling project that was created to highlight the unique stories of first-year students in our community. When you're new, it's easy to feel like you're the only one who is struggling with all the changes that being a new college student can bring. 

That's why we're here. To show you that you are not alone. That you belong here.

You can check out some of these stories by following @firstyearsofoz on Instagram.

Share Your Story

Do you have a story that you would like to share? It can be about anything, but here are a few ideas:

  • Moving away from home
  • Making friends
  • Getting involved
  • Challenges and triumphs
  • Classes and grades
  • Advice and lessons learned

Go on, tell us your story. We can't wait to get to know you better. 

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"I feel like that’s the whole purpose of college. For you to express yourself in whatever way you feel. If you want to be different...BE DIFFERENT." - Kordell Kennedy