Wall-E toy holds a welcome sign for Domo plush toy

Welcome to the First Year Learning Community (FYLC) bringing together Prof. Duddy’s ARCH 1101 section LC55 and Prof. Rosen’s ENG 1101 section LC07. Both courses will use this site throughout the semester. Please take some time to explore this OpenLab course site. Use the menu to explore the course information, course activities, FYLC information, and resources. As the course progresses, this site will develop further, and you will add your own work as well.

Join this Course

If you’re new to the OpenLab, follow these instructions to create an account. Then you can login to your OpenLab account and follow these instructions to join this course.

Remember that your username and display name can be pseudonyms, rather than your real name. Your avatar does not need to be a picture of your face–just something that identifies you on the OpenLab.


If you have any questions, reach out to either Prof. Duddy or Prof. Rosen via email or in Office Hours (details to follow). Get to know the OpenLab better with the OpenLab for Students site. If you need help with the OpenLab, you can consult OpenLab Help or contact the OpenLab Community Team.

If you need help getting a computer, City Tech may be able to help lend you one through the Device Loan Program.

City Tech also has an Student Emergency Relief Fund to assist students experiencing extreme financial hardship.