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Incoming Freshmen

First-Time Freshmen – Fall 2021 Advisement

Hello and Congratulations, future Matador Freshmen!

We at the Matador Advising Hub ("the Hub") are here to assist you. By seeking out this page, we know how motivated you are to start the process. This page is meant to outline how to get started with enrolling for your first semester as an incoming freshman.  Please continue below for instructions on advisement and first semester enrollment.

Best wishes – from the Hub

We welcome our Fall 2021 incoming students like Business major Rich’e Nichols (along with her mom & aunt)

New Fall 2021 students registered with CSUN’s Disabilities Resources and Educational Services (DRES) and/or the National Center on Deafness (NCOD), please contact The Hub at 818-677-2900 or Contact Us in April to schedule an appointment.

The Fall 2021 semester begins Monday, Aug 30. 2021. If you plan to attend CSUN as a first-time freshman this Fall, and you are not yet enrolled please call 818-677-2900 or email

Who Do We Advise?

Most first-year freshmen receive advising, support and enrollment assistance from the Matador Advising Hub with the exception of: 

Please be sure to contact the appropriate advising office for your Fall 2021 advisement.  If you are a Fall 2021 admitted freshman and do not fall into one of the exceptions mentioned above, please complete all three of the Enrollment Phases and Steps in the order listed to become eligible to schedule your advisement appointment.

If you are an incoming undergraduate (F-1 Visa) international student, please visit the Hub International Advisement page.

Additional Resources For Incoming Freshmen

First Time Freshman Checklist

Fall 2021 Planning: In-Person and Virtual

The Fall 2021 course offerings will be offered mostly online. However, there are some classes that will be online with some on-campus meetings. Most new Freshmen students will have at least one class that will have some on-campus meetings, but please be assured that the appropriate safety measures will be in effect. 

CSUN will be following all state, county, and federal guidelines to ensure that everyone has a safe learning experience. Additionally, the CSU system has just announced that it is requiring vaccinations for CSU students and employees once it is fully FDA approved. Continue reading about how the CSU plans to implement COVID-19 vaccination requirement upon FDA approval.

To learn about the various course formats for the fall semester, please visit the Student Academic Instruction and Resources page.

Second Semester Advisement

First-time freshmen for fall 2021 will be advised on an individual basis. Appointments will be available beginning Sep. 27. Please check your CSUN email for more upcoming information.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2021 Instructional Days

Saturday-only and Friday-Saturday classes begin

Saturday, Aug 28

Sunday-only classes begin

Sunday, Aug 29

Weekday classes 

Monday, Aug 30

Labor Day holiday weekend - no instruction

Saturday-Monday, Sept. 4-6

Veterans Day holiday observed - no instruction

Thursday, Nov. 11

Thanksgiving Recess - no instruction

Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 25-28

Last day of formal instruction

Monday, Dec. 13

Final examinations

Tuesday-Monday, Dec. 14-20

Grades available through myNorthridge Portal starting

Tuesday, Dec. 14 (updated nightly thereafter)

Last day of Fall 2021 semester 

Thursday, Dec. 23

Handouts & Resources

Events for New Freshmen

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When does the Spring 2022 advisement period begin for freshmen?

The Matador Advising Hub will start individual advisement for Spring 2022 registration soon. Students may start making appointments on September 27th and must complete the required workshops through the Hub Canvas first. Please be sure to check your CSUN email account (ending with for an important message regarding the Spring 2022 advisement process. The same information is available on the Hub main home page.

2. When will I be able to enroll in my Spring 2022 classes?

The registration period for Fall 2021 first-time freshmen begins November 1, 2021 and continues through December 13th.  Please check your myNorthridge Portal for your assigned registration date. Freshmen must complete the Hub Online workshop requirements and meet with a Hub Academic Advisor prior to enrolling in Spring 2022 classes. Students may then register anytime on their assigned registration date and time or thereafter.

3. Will I enroll in my Spring 2022 classes during my advisement session?

The advisement session will focus on your academic progress, courses you should enroll in for Spring 2022, and resources available to you for your academic success at CSUN. Students will enroll in their Spring 2022 classes on their own on their assigned registration date as listed on their myNorthridge Portal. 

4.  I am registered with Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) or National Center on Deafness (NCOD). Do I need to meet with a Hub Advisor before enrolling in my Spring 2022 semester?

Freshmen registered with DRES and NCOD must meet with their Hub Advisor prior to enrolling in their Spring 2022 classes. Please call us at (818) 677-2900 or stop by at Extended University Commons (EU) 150 to schedule a 60 minute appointment.  

5. What should I do to prepare for my advisement session?

A current copy of your Degree Progress Report (DPR) is required to meet with your Hub Advisor. A tutorial on how to print your DPR is available online. Please be sure to make a list of your questions prior to your advisement session.

6. Will I be asked to reschedule my advisement session if I do not arrive on time?

We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your advisement session to check in. Students who arrive late may be asked to reschedule.

7. Can a third party attend the advisement session?

Students must fill out the online consent form through their myNorthridge portal so a third party may attend the advisement session with the student. The form should be filled out before attending the session and the Advisor will confirm before the third party may attend.

For instructions, please use this How to Guide:

8. I am an EOP Fall 2021 freshman. Who do I contact regarding my advisement?

All EOP freshmen are served by the Student Services Center/EOP Satellite housed in their respective academic college. Exploratory EOP freshmen are served by the Advising Resource Center/EOP.

9. I am participating in the Liberal Studies Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP)-Freshmen Option. Who do I contact regarding my advisement and enrollment?

Students participating in the ITEP-Freshman Option are served by the Liberal Studies Program located in EA 100. Students majoring in all other options of Liberal Studies are served by the Matador Advising Hub throughout their first year at CSUN.

10. I need help activating my CSUN email account. What should I do?

Please visit Information Technology for detailed instructions on how to activate your CSUN email account. Be sure to check your CSUN email account regularly for important deadlines and information.