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First Year Programs Making Connections Student Support Academic Success Safety and Well-Being

The mission for the First Year Experience (FYE) Program is to facilitate the successful transition of first year undergraduate students to the university through the provision of programs and services designed to introduce students to critical programs, services and resources as well as connect them to the university and fellow students.

The First Year Experience's 5 major goals are to:

  • Encourage students to actively engage in their first year experience
  • Provide opportunities and resources to help all new students connect to CSULB
  • Provide a supportive environment for students to succeed and thrive
  • Foster academic success through academic advising and support services
  • Assist students in becoming advocates for their own safety and well-being

Contact Us

Student Transition & Retention Services (STARS)

California State University, Long Beach
Phone: 562-985-5515
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Newsletter & Fye registration

Register to become a Member of the First Year Experience (FYE) Success Program (current students only)

Freshman 49er Newsletter PDF icon

Transfer Connection Newsletter PDF icon


FYE Certificate Requirements

Attend or complete a minimum of 10 FYE workshops in your first year at CSULB by attending at least 1 Category A, Category I, and Category L workshop. Students may only count 1 Category E workshop towards their FYE Certificate.

See Certificate Requirements & Calendar for more information.

Elective Category Participation Form








Upcoming Events

Summer 2015

Congratulations to our new CSULB Freshmen and Transfers for Fall 2015! You will receive an invitation through Beachboard to the FYE Program for 2015-2016. The calendar of workshops and events will be available in August.


First Year Experience (FYE) Program

First-year students are encouraged to participate in the First-Year Experience (FYE) Success Series, designed to assist students in their transition to CSULB through the provision of critical information, resources, and programs. Students who complete the FYE Certificate requirements will earn a Certificate of Completion and invitation to a special end of year celebration. Click here to read more about the FYE Program.