Student Development & Transitional Programs

Welcome to the Department of Student Development & Transition Programs

This department is home to CSUN's transition programs that bookend a student's collegiate experience. 

The Department of Student Development and Transitional Programs connects, develops, and celebrates our students through impactful events and programs that foster a sense of community, belonging, and life-long learning. 

-          Connecting new students and families to CSUN through engaging orientation experiences; 

-          Developing academic and personal growth through mentorship programs; and,

-          Celebrating student achievements at commencement.

Through equitably centered program engagement and support of students, families, and the community, we will develop life-long-learning skills and personal agency to address the address the needs of the ever-evolving student population.


Providing a solid foundation to explore the academic, cultural, and social context of CSUN through New Student Orientation (NSO) and other welcome events hosted at the start of the academic year.


Promoting continued success throughout a student's first year through the CSUN  Mentorship Program. 

Celebrating our students' accomplishments through CSUN's Commencement & Honors Convocation Ceremonies