Participate In Our Survey

We have partnered with Ithaka S+R to create a survey to adequately capture the current state of practice of first year programming at two year institutions. We’d greatly appreciate if you could help us ensure we receive a response from your institution.

2018 Conference

REGISTER NOW! The 2018 TYFY conference is set for September 26th - 28th in sunny Orlando, Florida! Don't forget to submit a Proposal!

Become A Sponsor

We are excited to invite you to become a Sponsor!

2017 Conference Fun Facts

Farthest Traveled
The farthest traveled was 1,896 miles by Teri Morales and Theresa Dereme of Suffolk County Community College in Long Island, New York!


States Represented
We had 17 states represented!

States Represented
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
South Carolina

Schools Represented
We had 39 schools represented!

Schools Represented
Aims Community College
Alamance Community College
Alvin Community College
Austin Community College District
Blue Ridge Community College
Bluegrass Community & Technical College
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Central Carolina Community College
Central Piedmont Community College
Chesapeake College
College of Southern Nevada
Collin County Community College
Community College of Baltimore County
Edgecombe Community College
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Gateway Technical College
Linn-Benton Community College
Lord Fairfax Community College
Metropolitan Community College–Longview
North Central Texas College
Northeastern Junior College
Northwest Vista College
Pima Community College
Robert Morris University- Illinois
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Salt Lake Community College
San Antonio College
San Jacinto College
San Jacinto College - Central Campus
Stella & Charles Guttman Community College, CUNY
Suffolk County Community College
Texas Southmost College
Texas State University
Tidewater Community College
Tri-County Technical College
Trinity Valley Community College
University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV)
Volunteer State Community College
Wake Technical Community College

About TYFY

Two Year First Year (TYFY)

TYFY: Two Year First Year was created in 2013 by two year college professionals who recognized the special challenges inherent in engaging first year students at their institutions.TYFY's mission is to promote excellence by championing the implementation of best practices that enrich the first year journey for students at two year institutions. Our vision is to be recognized as the national expert and leading voice in enhancing the impact of the two year first year student experience.

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TYFY: Two Year First Year is a 501c3 public charity dedicated to sharing best practices among programs that support first year students at two year colleges. TYFY: Two Year First Year was created in 2013 by two year college professionals who recognized the special challenges inherent in engaging first year students at their institutions. Higher education institutions share the same goals of social and academic integration; retention and success; health and well-being. While the goals are the same, most two-year colleges have fewer resources and less time with students. Most two year colleges are not residential and many do not have athletic programs. Our students are older and more likely to face significant external demands such as children and families, and full time work. Two year colleges are often stations on the way to transfer institutions or new careers. A research project by Sharon Smith, formerly of the North Carolina Community College System office indicated a desire to create a new organization. This new organization would dedicate itself to sharing best practices and informing the staff charged with creating programs to support first year students. Since then, members have gathered from around the country to build the organization and hold a first TYFY conference in Virginia in 2015.