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Freshman Celebration

Welcome to the Freshman Celebration 2015!

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

This fall we will be hosting our tenth Celebration, in the USU Northridge Center, on Monday and Tuesday, November 23 and 24.  Doors open to the public at 9:30 a.m. each day and close at 3:15 p.m. each day.

Last year's event drew approximately 1100 students and 75 faculty & staff turned out to view projects from the 26 participating classes and to enjoy refreshments.  Additional students, staff, and faculty visited the Virtual Celebration, where projects from 25 participating classes are still on display. 

The 2014 Freshman Celebration on TumblrVisit the 2014 Freshman Celebration photo gallery on Tumblr. 

Welcome to the Virtual Freshman Celebration!You can view the 2014 virtual projects (videos, slide shows, and more) on Moodle. Not part of U100? Log in as a guest. 

About the Freshman Celebration

Each fall, freshmen taking University 100 are invited to participate in a campus 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.

For 2015-2016, the book is Every Day, a novel by David Levithan, who will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Freshman Convocation on September 10, 2015.

Students who attend the 2015 Celebration will be invited to cast their votes for the 2015 People's Choice Award in the USU Northridge Center. Additional projects will be posted in the Virtual Celebration (online in Moodle). A panel of judges (CSUN faculty and staff)will select the 2015 Grand Prize winners: one on-site project and one virtual project. 

You can read more about the 2014 Celebration in this CSUN Shine Weekly story: Freshmen Showcase Research and Creativity at Annual Celebration (Dec. 15, 2014).

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. Join us this year on November 23 or 24, 2015!