A First-Year Academic Success Program

The Pilots Program engages first-year students with a diverse community of goal-oriented peers, facilitates individual academic guidance and assists students in developing a strong educational foundation.

Goals & Objectives

Through Pilots, you will:

  • Be a part of a diverse community
  • Attend small classes with friends
  • Take advantage of individualized advising and academic guidance
  • Experience courses taught by outstanding, dedicated faculty
  • Benefit from tutoring offered by exceptional peer assistants
  • Develop tools and skills needed to be successful in college


Pilots lab poster

One Stop: Student Guide to Help and Resources

Important Dates

Sunday, August 24

New Pilots Student Orientation
(This meeting is required for all new Pilots students!)
3:30pm, 101 Bluemont Hall

This informative meeting is mandatory for new Pilots students. Prepare for your first week of classes, learn more about the Pilots lab, get to know fellow students, your Pilots advisors, and Peer Assistants!

Monday, August 25
Fall semester begins

August 25-27
Pilots lab meetings
Come to 116 Bluemont Hall during your scheduled Pilots Lab time (scheduled during your enrollment appointment in June)


New to the Pilots Program?

Check out photos and scholarship winners from the Spring 2014 Pilots Awards Reception