Academic First Year Experiences

  • 2013 Freshman Convocation crowd



AFYE provides opportunities for faculty, staff, and first-year students (including freshmen and new transfer students) to link curricular learning with co-curricular learning in ways that help new students make a successful transition to the University.



  • The AFYE Archives: AFYE offers workshops and book groups to CSUN faculty and staff.  Resources from these workshops are collected on the web in the AFYE Archives.
  • The University 100 offers a small collection of books about first-year student success (including first-year transfer students). The books are available for check-out by CSUN faculty and staff in University Hall 280 (the Office of Student Success).
  • The AFYE email list: CSUN faculty and staff who would like to receive email notification of events (such as book discussions, Convocation, the Freshman Celebration, relevant workshops) are invited to sign up for the AFYE email list. Signing up requires you to provide your name and your email address. (Leaving the list is even easier: just click the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any email in the series.)

First-year students pose in front of Oviatt Library.