The VIPs (Very Influential Peers) are students who successfully negotiated their first year at college and are willing to share their expertise with new students. They serve as a peer mentor in the First Year Seminar course during the fall semester. The 2012-2013 VIP staff represent a variety of majors, clubs, career paths, and interests. They will be visible at various campus events and at the Freshmen 15 programs.
The Office of New Student Services also has a FYE Gnome who makes appearances at various events. If you see the gnome around campus, snap a picture and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. That photo could win a prize for you.