You are about to embark on one of the most defining journeys of your life. A time filled with dramatic transitions, exciting challenges, and endless possibilities. We at Abilene Christian University consider it a privilege and an honor to join you on this journey of who you are becoming - intellectually, socially, and spiritually.

The First-Year Program at ACU was created to help you make a successful transition to university life. We want to help you make significant and meaningful connections to all aspects of the university, and help you catch a vision of what we believe you can become. We have designed an integrated set of programs, services and experiences-both inside and outside of the classroom-to help you reach your highest levels of achievement.

We are glad that you have chosen to be a part of this community. In the words of Jeremiah 29, we know that God has "plans to give you hope and a future." May He bless your time here, as you seek His will for your life.

Dr. Eric Gumm 
Registrar and Director of the First-Year Program

Surviving Ebola
Dr. Kent Brantly ('03) and his wife, Amber (Carroll '06), shared their story of faith and hope during ACU's Homecoming. Here, Brantly speaks on Ebola, Liberia and loving our neighbors.
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