Congratulations, New Matador!
Your Success Story Starts Here.
At California State University, Northridge (CSUN), every day is a success story and it’ll soon be time to start writing yours, on campus in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. In a city where anything’s possible, our students, faculty and staff live by the motto of doing whatever it takes to succeed.
Your Next Steps
As you prepare to join us for your first semester, there are a few important steps you’ll need to complete.
Select your student group below for a complete list of the next steps in the process.
- First-Time Freshman Students
- Transfer Students
- Graduate Students
- Returning Students
- International First-Time Students
- International Transfer Students
- International Graduate Students
- International Returning Students
Getting Ready for Life as a Matador
To ease into becoming a Matador, take advantage of our on-demand student resources including self-guided virtual tours and videos from our annual Explore CSUN Virtual Experience, a program aimed at helping new students learn about the university, the value of a CSUN education and the resources available to Matador students.
Explore CSUN Virtual Experience
Virtual Campus Tours on the CSUN App
Meet a Student Outreach Intern
New Student Orientation (NSO)
To assist you in your successful transition to CSUN, you'll attend New Student Orientation (NSO). The goal of the NSO program is to support your continuous integration into the academic, cultural and social context of student life at CSUN. Information on the next NSO will be available online is as early as June for the coming fall and October for the spring.
Resources for New Students
Here are some helpful resources as you begin your life as a Matador.
- The CSUN Portal
- Calendar and Guides
- CSUN University Catalog
- Key Services for Students
- Matador Student Involvement Center
- University Calendar
Be a Social Media Matador
Follow us on social media for all things CSUN.
Share What It Means to Be a #ProudMatador
Use #ProudMatador and tag CSUN for a chance to be featured on our social media!