Mission Statement

First Year Experience at California State University, Fullerton, promotes college success by providing learning communities designed to ensure first-year students' successful transition from high school to higher education. Our curriculum and services create a foundation for academic achievement, campus involvement and community engagement. First Year Experience challenges students to develop as individuals, scholars and citizens and to become life-long learners prepared for leadership roles in a diverse, global society. 


I. Academic Success
First Year Experience promotes academic success through our first-year seminar University Studies 100: Foundations for College Success and Lifelong Learning and Self-Development, (which satisfies General Education (GE) Area E: Life-Long Learning and Self-Development), advising services, early alert probation program, common core readings, and other activities designed to provide new students with everything they need for the best possible start to college life.

II. Campus Involvement
To encourage campus involvement, First Year Experience partners with Student Affairs to introduce students to the range of clubs, organizations and other co-curricular learning opportunities available at Cal State Fullerton. We also sponsor the Freshman Student Association (FSA) where first-year students can exercise leadership, plan events, serve the campus and community, and make new friends.

III. Community Engagement
All First Year Experience students have an opportunity to take their classroom learning and apply it in a community-based setting. Students gain hands-on knowledge as well as an appreciation of how education makes a positive difference for both the individual and society.