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Welcome Future Titans!

First Year Experience (FYE) is committed to ensuring your success in transitioning to college. For over 15 years, we have defined an instant recipe for student success comprised of a freshmen success seminar course incorporated with thematic learning communities. Right away, you're connected with a small, close knit community of professionals to support your college success. Our program also offers advising and a place to study in our student lounge, and introduces you to the range of academic and student support services, clubs and organizations on campus. Whether you plan to commute or live on-campus, we can help you get the best start at Cal State Fullerton.

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Get the Best Start at CSUF

Join our Learning Community

FYE offers  six learning communities , each with a distinct focus. You will explore your learning style, develop time management strategies, and productive study habits while enrolled in a first-year success seminar course - University Studies 100. Friendly faculty, professional staff, and peer mentors will help you learn all that the university offers.

On-Campus Learning Experience

Extend your FYE learning community experience into the residence halls by participating in First Year Connection . Located in Pine Residence Hall, First Year Connection assists students in making the transition to college academics and campus life. As FYE participants, students also have access to our on-site Pine Resource Center.

First Year Experience Makes A Difference
90 percent retention

More than 90 percent of First Year Experience students successfully continue into their sophomore year. In fact, students who participate in FYE tend to maintain good academic status and graduate at significantly higher rates than other students.

See our FYE Brochure for more information!