Bryn Mawr supports that growth through a combination of programs and courses. In the academic realm, the Emily Balch Seminar is the center of the First Year Experience.
Outside of academics, the heart of the support for students comes through the year-long Customs program. More than just orientation, Customs ensures students have guidance and a strong residential connection throughout the first year. The ten-week THRIVE program gets students started on their Physical Education requirement and equips them to cope with the challenges of greater personal and academic autonomy and of living in community.