Freshmen Students


Welcome to the freshmen students page!

We are excited that you have chosen CSULB as your home for the next few years. College can be a daunting, yet exciting experience and we are here to provide you with peer support, tutoring, and linkage to academic and student services to assist you along the way. We invite you to take advantage of the various opportunities available to you. Check out our latest flyer and the links below for more information.


A two-week program for first-time STEM freshmen to familiarize themselves with the social and academic expectations of college, increase preparation and confidence in mathematics, learn to navigate the CSULB campus, and build a network of STEM peers, faculty, and staff.

EXCEL Learning Community

Mentoring relationships are critical to launch successful academic and professional careers, and are needed every step of the way. The EXCEL Learning Communities provide students with tutoring, mentoring, and student success workshops in a cohort-based environment.


Bienvenida is an annual Latino STEM student and family welcome event held at CSULB. The event provides CSULB with the opportunity to engage STEM CSULB parents, students, and family members in bilingual culturally relevant education activities. The goal is to better inform audience members and create the social support necessary for STEM academic success. STEM professionals from the CSULB campus and the STEM industry join us every year to share their journeys with you! The event is free of charge and held every September!

HSI-STEM Workshop Series

HSI-STEM offers a series of workshops for incoming STEM Students (freshmen & transfer). These workshops will cover a series of STEM related topics that can help you achieve your personal and academic goals each semester. Open to all incoming STEM Students. Participation in the workshops may count towards Leadership Academy Credit. Must RSVP. Email questions to

Drop-in Tutoring

Free tutoring is available through the Engineering Student Success Center in the College of Engineering and the Jensen SAS Center in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Take advantage of the free tutoring to tackle those challenging STEM courses.