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First Year Residential Experience

What is FYRE?

The First Year Residential Experience (FYRE) at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is a program designed to ease freshmen into college life by offering a variety of residentially based programs, activities, and support for the first year resident.

We want your first year at UMHB to be one of the best years of your life and a year that will translate into a successful graduation as a University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusader!

Freshmen Clusters

All incoming freshmen who have applied to live in campus housing are placed within "freshmen clusters" and live with and around other first year students. Living in this kind of setting affords the new resident the opportunity to connect with other first-year students and become part of a special community.  All of the traditional residence halls have a freshman cluster.  


Resident Assistants (RAs) are students committed to helping residents enjoy all aspects of campus life. The RA serves as the liaison between the students and administrators, reports maintenance requests, informs residents of upcoming events, and also lends an ear when needed. The RA provides the opportunity for residents to get acquainted through planned activities, educational programs, and being knowledgeable of various services offered on campus.

The RAs who work with first year residents have participated in the standard training that all RAs receive, but have also learned about the issues and challenges facing freshmen and how to help students navigate them. They will be planning programming, keeping you informed about resources such as tutoring, and meeting with you individually to ensure that your transition to college life is going smoothly.


Residence Life
Address: 900 College Street, UMHB Station Box 8006, Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 295-4590