Matador Moments

Matador Moments


CSUN invites ALL students to participate in the “Matador Moments: First Year Stories” online event. We know that the first year of college is memorable, so use that memory to make a difference in the lives of our incoming freshmen and future generations of Matadors. Inspire an incoming Matador to discover a CSUN connection by telling your story about an experience during your first year that contributed to your success.

Competition Dates  

November 2018 - March 30, 2019


  • All class standings and majors are welcome.
  • Include any media to share your moment:
    • Video: Share up to two minutes of footage
    • Paper/Text: Upload up to one double-spaced page
    • Images/Graphics: Upload up to five photos
    • PowerPoint/Prezi: Share up to five slides
    • Snapchat submission instructions
  • To help you get started, view previous entries from the 2018 winners on this page.
  • Must be submitted to the Matador Moments Challenge page by March 30, 2019 11:59 pm 


The best shared Matador experience will be awarded a $100 CSUN Campus Store gift card and will be celebrated at the annual Student Involvement Awards Ceremony on April 24th, 2019. The top 5 winning entries will be featured at the 2019 New Student Orientation. 


2018 Winners and Top Runner-Ups

Congratulations to the winners from the 2017-2018 Matador Moments: Freshman Challenge! Each entry showcased the student’s first year at CSUN in making their unique connection to the campus. We received many heartfelt and inspirational stories from students. These submissions were showcased at the 2018 New Student Orientation as a welcome video to future Matadors. Thank you to all students who participated in the first Matador Moments Challenge!

First Place: Sofia Ayerdi

Jesus Gomez Perez 
Sophia (Leland) Sandoval 
Michael Molloy
Karen Lopez
Victoria Womble
Tammy Rassamekiarttisak