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 (most likely in the Grand Salon but we're still waiting for confirmation on that.)
We expect to host virtual projects again this year. CSUN's ongoing transition from Moodle to Canvas affords us the opportunity to consider possible alternatives for this exhibit, including Portfolium. When we have made a final decision, you can expect to read about it here.
About 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.