Make the Most of Your Freshman Year
HSS First Year Experience
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences' First Year Experience (HSS FYE) program is intended to support your transition into Cal State Fullerton by introducing you on day one to Humanities and Social Sciences faculty and students, so you can be engaged and connected to your college and major from the beginning of your Titan experience.
Application for the H&SS First Year Experience Program opens: mid-Spring 2019
Deadline for program: May 2019
Questions? Concerns? Contact H&SS Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Connie Moreno Yamashiro at firstname.lastname@example.org
Through the HSS FYE Program, you will
- Enroll in a 3-unit course that includes a 5 week seminar (Humanities 100) taught by our most highly regarded faculty and designed to introduce you to the community of first-year students and prepare you for success at Cal State Fullerton.
- Engage in fall semester academic and co-curricular workshops facilitated by a peer mentor who is an H&SS junior or senior.
- Explore and use campus academic, career, and co-curricular resources.
- Create an academic plan for your major and explore academic options that complement your major.
- Receive advising on courses for Fall and Spring registration.
- Learn about research opportunities with faculty, off and on campus internships, student abroad programs, library literacy, and more!
Meet Your HSS FYE Peer Mentors
Xyvil L. Dapal
Hometown: Cebu, Philippines
Major/Minor: English, minor in Psychology, Senior
Advice for freshmen: It’s okay to be confused! Confusion is a sign that you are changing and adapting – don’t resist it! That’s what college is about. Luckily, you have so many people on campus available through resources that WANT to help you through that change.
Hometown: Chino Hills, CA
Major: Psychology , Senior
Advice for freshmen: You will be wrong, you will get lost and that’s ok. The important thing is to remember to tell yourself “I am here because I want to know more, not because I know everything already. “ No one expects you to know everything. Enjoy those moments of curiosity. CSUF staff is here to help you succeed not fail. I couldn’t be more proud to be a Titan!
Hometown: Los Angeles , CA
Major: Kinesiology, Concentration: Clinical Science, Senior
Advice for freshmen: Network! Get involved with a group or club that you feel comfortable joining and with people you can be yourself with. Also talk to your professor!!
Nathan Michael Paget Schuch
Hometown: Riverside, CA
Major: English, Senior
Advice for freshmen: Find something that speaks to you! Once you find it, get immersed! Say yes to opportunities you can say yes to! You find yourself getting experience, networking, having fun, and making friends all at the same time!
Hometown: Azusa, CA
Major/Minor: Masters in Science counseling program
Advice for freshmen: Use as much resources available at school as you can!
Hometown: Orange, CA
Major: Criminal Justice
Advice for freshmen: Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone! You’d be surprised how many great connections and opportunities can come your way.
Not sure if you are an H&SS Major? Our majors are listed below. If you don’t see your major listed, click HERE to learn about options available to undeclared students and students in other academic colleges. :
Geography and the Environment
Latin American Studies
Women & Gender Studies
We are currently supporting our fall 2018 HSS First Year Experience students. Application to the program for Fall 2019 will become available in mid-spring 2019. Please return to this page at this time.
For questions or concerns, please contact H&SS Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Connie Moreno Yamashiro at email@example.com