Welcome!

Since 1997, First Year Experience (formerly Freshman Programs) has provided curriculum and services to support first-year students’ successful transition to higher education at Cal State Fullerton.

The University is a lot bigger and more diverse than a high school campus. First Year Experience offers a community of students, professors, advisors, professional staff and peer mentors to help first-year students make new friends and make the most of the college experience. This community will help students find what they need, whether it’s a place on campus to chill or tips to improve writing or time management skills. To help new students become a part of the campus community, we introduce them to student clubs, leadership and service opportunities, recreation programs and athletic events. The First Year Experience office provides general advising, and a computer lab and study lounge where students can work or just hang out.

Our community can be your family at Cal State Fullerton. Get the best start you can at Cal State Fullerton by participating in First Year Experience!

FALL 2016 EVENTS

  • Aug. 22 
    First Day of Classes
  • Aug. 29-Sept. 1
    Class Photos
  • Aug, 31-Sept. 1
    DiscoverFest
  • Sept. 6-7
    POP Into the Lava Lounge
  • Sept. 8
    UNIV 100 Faculty Meeting 1-2 p.m.
    ULC: Time Management Workshop, 2:30 p.m., in PLS 360
  • Sept. 14
    Wellness Wednesday (PM Led) 12-12:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 28
    Wellness Wednesday 12-12:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 3
    Money Matter Show at 5 p.m.
  • Oct. 3-7
    Financial Literacy Week
  • Oct. 6
    UNIV 100 Faculty Meeting 1-2 p.m.
  • Oct. 10-12
    FYE Mid-Semester Programming
  • Oct. 10-14
    Mid-Semester Grade Checks
  • Oct. 12
    Wellness Wednesday 12-12:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 13
    ULC: Listening and Note-taking Workshop 2:30 p.m. @PLS 360
  • Oct. 14
    Getty Trip
  • Oct. 17-21
    AAC Presentations in UNIV 100
  • Oct. 26
    Wellness Wednesday (PM Led) 12-12:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 4
    Random Act of Kindness Week
  • Nov. 3
    UNIV 100 Faculty Meeting 1-2 p.m.
  • Nov. 9
    Wellness Wednesday (PM Led) 12-12:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 10
    ULV: Study Skills Workshop, 2:30 p.m., in PLS 360
  • Nov. 11
    Veterans Day -- Campus Closed
  • Nov. 21-25
    Fall Recess
  • Nov. 30
    Wellness Wednesday 12-12:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 1
    UNIV 100 Faculty Meeting 1-2 p.m.
  • Dec. 8-13
    FYE Finals Week Programming
  • Dec. 8
    ULC: Text Anxiety & Test Taking Skills Workshop, 2:30 p.m., in PLS 360
  • Dec. 9
    Last day of classes
  • Dec. 12-16
    Finals Week