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  • Students view projects at the 2016 Freshman Celebration.

    The 2016 Freshman Celebration

  • Students and projects at the Freshman Celebration in 2015.


  • Students and projects at the 2015 Freshman Celebration
  • Students at the 2014 Freshman Celebration
  • Junk Mail--Out of Sight, Out of Mind (2013 Project)

    The 2013 Freshman Celebration

The 2017 Freshman Celebration

Welcome to the Freshman Celebration 2017!

The Freshman Celebration is an annual event that showcases work created by first-time freshmen enrolled in University 100 at Cal State Northridge.

We will be hosting our twelfth Celebration on November 29 & 30 (Wednesday and Thursday) in the University Student Union's Grand Salon.

CSUN Freshman Celebration 2017 ChallengeWe are excited to announce that virtual projects this year will be posted using Portfolium.

Portfolium is a digital ePortfolio students can use throughout their college career and beyond to showcase their work, projects, and activities.

About the Freshman Celebration

Welcome to the Freshman Celebration!

Each fall, freshmen taking University 100 are invited to participate in a campus-wide celebration of their first-semester academic achievements. This showcase, the Freshman Celebration, is modeled on CSUN's Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research and Creative Works Symposium. It usually includes several projects created in response to the current year's Freshman Common Reading, which in 2017-2018 is Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Students attending each year's Celebration are invited to cast their votes for the People's Choice Award. Traditional projects, including posters, sculptures, and a wide range of interactive exhibits, are displayed in the University Student Union during the two days of the Celebration. Additional projects are posted in the Virtual Celebration. A panel of CSUN faculty and staff judges select each year's  Grand Prize winners: one on-site project and one virtual project.  

The first Freshman Celebration at CSUN took place in 2006 with participation limited to Freshman Connection students. In 2007 the Celebration was opened to all students enrolled in a fall U100 class. As enrollment has continued to grow, so has the Celebration.