College Portrait

New Students

CSUN has several programs to help undergraduates who are new to campus. Most important is the mandatory New Student Orientation. At this day-long event, you'll learn about registering for classes and obtaining a student ID, and get an introduction to what being a Matador is all about.

Incoming students attending New Student Orientation

You may also choose to participate in Camp Matador, a 4-day camping trip in Big Bear led by current students for incoming first-time freshmen. It’s an opportunity to meet peers before your first college semester begins and enjoy recreational activities including swimming, hiking and zip-lining. Additionally, there’s a formal welcome at Freshman Convocation, an annual celebration of learning, the Freshman Year Experience, a valuable online resource for first-time college students, and University 100, CSUN's college success course.