Theme Communities


Living within a theme housing community provides you with an additional level of connection to the campus and helps you build a stronger sense of community through purposeful interactions with students, staff, faculty, and administrators. These communities can provide you with resources and support during your transition to Cal State Fullerton.

Center for Scholars-First Year Connection

First Year Connection is a living-learning community for students in Center for Scholars and the First Year Experience that teaches students the academic and practical skills for college success. The First Year Connection offers our Center for Scholars a foundation for high-achieving students to develop and realize their potential for success – as scholars, leaders and citizens. Residents will be provided the opportunity to plan their academic goals and develop the confidence and skills to become effective leaders, cohesive team members and inspiring role models. All First Year Connection students are able to participate in a college success course (UNIV 100), access study space and free printing in the Pine Resource Center, attend field trips, and take advantage of leadership opportunities within the Center for Scholars.

To be eligible to participate in the First Year Connection, you must have been selected for one of the Center for Scholars scholarships.

For more information, contact the Center for Scholars at scholars@fullerton.edu or (657) 278-2389.

Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA)

CTVA Community is designed for students who have declared a major or a minor in Cinema and Television Arts.  It brings together students who are passionate about film and television and who hope to work in the industry in either: Management, Production, Writing, or Critical Studies.  Residents will have the unique opportunity to interact and collaborate with their peers and to get to know the CTVA professors better. 

Students will participate in guest presentations, industry mixers, meals with professors, and linked activities with the College of Communications Student Success Team (SST), which include the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Retention Specialist, Internship Coordinator and Career Specialist.  Connection in the film and television industry is essential.  This theme community allows you to begin building your network now!

Benefits of Residency:

  • Living and learning in a fun and creative environment
  • Building your professional network with your peers who have the same professional interests in the television and cinema industry as you
  • Involvement in college-based curricular and co-curricular collaborative interactions with other students, faculty and staff
  • Increasing your verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience higher academic achievement and persistence
  • Increase awareness and utilization of college and University resources
  • Student will Learn, Connect and Grow

College of the Arts | Arts District

Arts District is a community designed for College of the Arts majors (visual art, music, theatre and dance) looking for an enhanced living–learning experience. Arts District has an emphasis on collaborative learning, student engagement and integration of academic coursework. Student residents will build a strong sense of community through purposeful interactions with other students, staff, faculty, and administrators. In addition to the benefits of living on an arts-themed community, College of the Arts offers exciting programming and events exclusively for Arts District residents such as: attendance at CSUF art exhibitions, theatre and music performances, behind-the-scenes director and cast talks, career and advising workshops, peer mentoring, and more!
For more information regarding Arts District, please visit the College of the Arts website at www.fullerton.edu/arts or email us at cotassc@fullerton.edu.

Colleges of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) and Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM)

The Engineering, Computer Science, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics (ECS & NSM) theme floor experience provides residents the opportunity to engage with others who share a common interest and major, while gaining a more practical understanding of how these areas work in collaboration with one another through interdisciplinary activities. Those majoring or considering majoring in engineering, computer science, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, geology, earth science, mathematics, and physics come together to form a supportive and engaging community. Residents of the floor will have the opportunity to discover and better understand real world implications of the material they are learning in class. Along with academic and personal support, residents will have a variety of social and cultural program opportunities to attend. Features of this themed floor include weekly access to on-site tutoring, networking opportunities with faculty and professionals in the fields of ECS and NSM, exposure to various ECS & NSM resources, and monthly programs.

College of Health & Human Development (HHD)

This themed floor is designed for College of Health and Human Development majors or minors (child and adolescent studies, health science, human services, kinesiology and nursing students), with emphasis on cross-department collaboration and connections with other HHD residents in the themed community. Students will enjoy an enhanced learning experience based on our core values of Learn, Connect & Grow. This learning community integrates academic interests with student life – nurturing connections with student groups, faculty and staff of the college. Activities include specific events that are aligned with the five undergraduate departments within the college. In the residential setting, every experience aims to support student success, especially during the critical first-year of college. These may include, but are not limited to: academic grit workshops, academic and career advisement, athletic events, stress management training, leadership training, community service activities, tours of our nursing skills and kinesiology research labs, peer mentoring, faculty-student mixers and fitness sessions. When students play together, they stay together and learn.

To ensure academic success, HHD theme floor residents are STRONGLY encouraged to register for HHD Voyager, a 3-unit UNIV-100 course. This is a great opportunity to connect with a HHD faculty during the first semester of college. Five sections will be offered to freshman residents in Fall 2017. More information and guidance regarding Fall registration will take place at New Student Orientation in the summer.

Our HHD theme floor seeks to build a strong academic foundation and provide as environment where students enjoy being active and healthy. We look forward to having you become a resident in our vibrant community!  

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) theme floor community is designed for any HSS major who is interested in learning about diverse people, cultures, and disciplines. This exploration is facilitated through intentional HSS programming that includes connecting with faculty speakers, exposure to Study Abroad and Away program opportunities, career and advising workshops, leadership opportunities, and more!

Part of the benefit of being on the HSS theme floor community is that you also have the opportunity to participate in the HSS First-Year Experience Program (FYE). The College of Humanities and Social Sciences' First Year Experience (HSS FYE) program is intended to support your transition into Cal State Fullerton by introducing you on day one to Humanities and Social Sciences faculty and students, so you can be engaged and connected to your college and major from the beginning of your Titan experience.

Through the HSS FYE Program, you will:

  • Enroll in a 1-unit, 5 week seminar (Humanities 100) taught by our most highly regarded faculty and designed to introduce you to the community of first-year students and prepare you for success at Cal State Fullerton.
  • Engage in fall semester academic and co-curricular workshops facilitated by peer mentors who are HSS juniors or seniors.
  • Explore and use campus academic, career, and co-curricular resources.
  • Create an academic plan for your major and explore academic options that complement your major.
  • Receive advising on courses for Fall and Spring registration.
  • Learn about research opportunities with faculty, off and on campus internships, student abroad programs, library literacy, and more!

The HSS theme housing experience is designed to go along with participation of a 1-unit Humanities 100 course.  All residents on the HSS theme floor are STRONGLY encouraged to apply to the HSS FYE Program by Tuesday, May 2, 2017.  To learn more about HSS FYE and to apply online visit: http://hss.fullerton.edu/firstyear

We look forward to supporting your academic, professional, and personal success through the HSS theme housing community and HSS FYE Program!

First Year Experience | First Year Connection

First Year Connection (FYC) is a living-learning community for students in First Year Experience (FYE) that teaches students the academic and practical skills for college success. FYC offers residents the ability to live with other students in FYE to build community and a strong connection with their peers. FYC also has Resident Advisors to help support first year students transition and provide residential programming to enrich the experiences of FYE students living on-campus. FYE students are able to receive a college success course (UNIV 100), reserved seats in popular general education classes, academic advising, a peer mentor, and study spaces with free printing in the Lava Lounge and the Pine Resource Center.

To be eligible to live in First Year Connection housing, you must also be in First Year Experience. For more information, please contact the Office of First Year Experience, firstyearexp@fullerton.edu or (657) 278-3709.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Ally | Rainbow House

The Rainbow House is a collaboration between Housing and Residential Engagement and the LGBT Queer Resource Center. As a gender-inclusive floor, Rainbow House aims to provide a supportive and safe space for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or ally to the LGBTQ community.

Rainbow House also offers cultural, educational and social programming that explores the needs and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, and connects with students, staff, and faculty who share these experiences or interests. Through engagement, residents will become more aware of their own social identities as they relate to their experience within the CSUF community, navigate in a safe space, and create a strong sense of community.

Rainbow House Benefits

  • Eligibility to live with other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or ally identified studies who are committed to creating an LGBTQ+ inclusive campus environment
  • Quality programming and community engagement to further create awareness and knowledge surrounding issues within the LGBTQ+ community
  • Direct access to resources within the LGBT Queer Resource Center and the surrounding community
  • A supportive community where you can further learn about your sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and romantic orientation
  • Opportunities to partake in community events and serve as student leaders

 

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Understand varying issues faced within the LGBTQ+ community
  • Understand the importance of community and  civic engagement
  • Understand how to engage in advocacy and allyship
  • Develop a greater self-understanding of one’s own identities and its intersections
  • Develop strong personal and professional relationships with peers, staff, and faculty
  • Become aware and knowledgeable about supportive campus resources

Mihaylo College of Business and Economics

The Mihaylo College of Business and Economics (MCBE) themed floor is committed to connecting pre-business students to the breadth of opportunities the College has to offer. This learning community is designed to bring together dedicated students who have interest in developing professional skills, building connections with fellow residents, and taking on leadership opportunities. Students on the floor are provided with great benefits and advantages, including in-hall tutoring, career-related workshops, networking opportunities, academic advising, and fun activities. With support from the Mihaylo College faculty, administrators and staff, this floor is intended to enhance student success and learning. If you are passionate about being a Mihaylo College student, come join this floor!

Second Year Experience

The Second Year Experience floor helps residents with unique challenges that students face during their second year. The floor focuses on developing students both academically and personally. Participants will learn from a community that will help them engage both as students and citizens of the world. The four components of the community are study abroad, community service, writing beyond the first year, and career planning. The program is meant to foster a spirit of learning that encourages students to view their education as more than a means to an end (i.e. finding a job), encouraging students to engage in both personal and professional growth.

University's Honors and Scholars

The President’s Scholars, University Honors Program and Business Honors Program are a community of scholars who love learning. We believe strongly in creating a supportive residential experience that caters to academic excellence for first year students in the Honors Program. Programming in this themed floor is designed to facilitate a closely-knit community that fosters involvement, leadership development, academic achievement and fellowship. The Honors and Scholars Floor provides a unique community where highly motivated students encourage each other to excel as they share experiences in and out of the classroom. The rich, supportive educational environment offers a place where students from diverse backgrounds can enjoy a rich array of academic, co-curricular, and experiential activities. Such an environment creates opportunities for students to use their talents and creativity in the service of understanding the world, of communicating effectively with others, and of making a positive difference.

Students interested in living in this community must first apply for and be accepted to the President’s Scholars Program, University Honors Program or Business Honors Program. Priority for this community is given to students admitted to the President’s Scholars Program, University’s Honors Program, and Business Honors Program.

WoMen’s Floor

The WoMen’s floor is committed to celebrating individuals who self-identify as a woman and their remarkable contributions to history, culture and society. This is a welcoming and safe living-environment that focuses on empowering, educating and connecting women from diverse backgrounds and cultures. This floor works very closely in partnership with the WoMen’s Center to bring resources, support, educational events and fun programs and activities. The WoMen’s Center and the Resident Advisor for the floor work closely to design these programs centered around exploring, enlightening, and empowering their fellow women. This floor is a great way to find how residents connect with their identity as a woman and learn how to make their own path in this world. Together, we will highlight the achievements of distinguished women, fostering self-esteem and pride. The floor is dedicated to engaging in dialogue about current women’s issues, identity development and uplifting one another. The continued success of this floor is directly related to the strong sense of community on the floor that quickly turn into lifelong relationships. Join us as we acknowledge the shoulders we stand on today and create the footprints for others to follow tomorrow.