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First Year Experience, CSULB
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First Year Programs Making Connections Student Support Academic Success Safety and Well-Being

The mission for the First Year Experience (FYE) Program is to facilitate the successful transition of first year undergraduate students to the university through the provision of programs and services designed to introduce students to critical programs, services and resources as well as connect them to the university and fellow students.

The First Year Experience's 5 major goals are to:

  • Encourage students to actively engage in their first year experience
  • Provide opportunities and resources to help all new students connect to CSULB
  • Provide a supportive environment for students to succeed and thrive
  • Foster academic success through academic advising and support services
  • Assist students in becoming advocates for their own safety and well-being

Contact Us

Student Transition & Retention Services (STARS)
Student Orientation, Advising & Registration (SOAR)

California State University, Long Beach
Phone: 562-985-5515
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Newsletter & Fye registration

Register to become a Member of the First Year Experience (FYE) Success Program (current students only)

Freshman 49er Newsletter PDF icon

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Attend or complete a minimum of 10 FYE workshops in your first year at CSULB by attending at least 1 Category A, Category I, and Category L workshop. Students may only count 1 Category E workshop towards their FYE Certificate.

See Certificate Requirements for more information.

Elective Category Participation Form







Up-coming Events

Financial Awareness (Category L)

Dates: Tuesday, October 21
Times: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Locations: USU - 305

In this session, students will:
• Be introduced to common financial mistakes & how to avoid them
• Learn how to create and stick to a budget
• Receive information about credit card benefits and pitfalls

An Evening at the Pyramid (Category I)

Date: Friday, October 24
Time: 4:30pm
Location: USU-303

All first-year students are participated to attend this 2nd annual event. This one-of-a-kind event will start with a pizza mixer (5pm), followed by Coach Gimmillaro's "Chalk Talk" (6pm), with the Women's Volleyball team taking on UC Riverside at 7pm. *Make sure to sign the interest list on BeachBoard if you plan to attend.

Alcohol Awareness/Mocktail Mixer (Category L)

Date: Tuesday, October 28
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location: USU-305

In this session, students will:
• Be be able to discern myths from facts regarding alcohol
• Participate in interactive games & activities
• Learn to assess risk factors involving alcohol consumption

Students who participate in this event will enjoy a "Mocktail Mixer" with non-alcoholic beverages and snacks provided by FYE.

First Year Experience (FYE) Program

First-year students are encouraged to participate in the First-Year Experience (FYE) Success Series, designed to assist students in their transition to CSULB through the provision of critical information, resources, and programs. Students who complete the FYE Certificate requirements will earn a Certificate of Completion and invitation to a special end of year celebration. Click here to read more about the FYE Program.