Explore CSUN Welcomes Thousands of New Matadors

  • More than 5,500 newly admitted freshmen and transfer students — and their friends and family — begin their college experiences as Matadors at Explore CSUN. Explore CSUN offered workshops, tours and information for new students starting their collegiate careers. Photo by Victor Kamont.

  • Led by a Student Recreation Center staff member, new students take the 30-minute tour inside CSUN’s state-of-the-art fitness facility. As part of Explore CSUN, students took walking tours of the campus and its facilities. Photo by Victor Kamont.

  • Matador Involvement Center employees are excited to share opportunities and services with future CSUN graduates. New students get a sneak peek of life as a Matador at Explore CSUN. Photo by Victor Kamont.

  • DJ Malski pumps up the volume on the music while incoming freshmen and transfer students explore CSUN. Photo by Victor Kamont.

  • New students and their families stop by the Matadors Forever tent to learn about scholarships for first-generation and alumni legacy students, alumni mentors, career services after graduation and CSUN Alumni Association membership. The association provided information on the ways that alumni donations impact students' time at CSUN. The Alumni Association also offers monthly news and information about the university to parents and family members of current students. Photo by Victor Kamont.

  • LGBTQA alumni members and staff from the CSUN Pride Center get ready to answer questions and share resources with future Matadors in the University Student Union, Van Nuys Room. The LGBTQA Alumni Association supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students, allies and alumni through programming and educational outreach, from enrollment through graduation. Photo by Victor Kamont.

  • Members of the Black Alumni Association are on hand to share their experience, tips and advice about life at CSUN, in the University Student Union, Altadena Room. Students walked away with a great list of campus and local resources gathered specifically for families and members of the black community. Photo by Victor Kamont.

  • Alumni and Friends of Armenian Studies members discuss how alumni and the Armenian community are coming together in support of CSUN students of Armenian descent, in their pursuit of higher education. Photo by Victor Kamont.

  • Chicana/o and Latina/o families bond with members of La Raza Alumni Association, to learn about support services and programs available on campus and hear from alumni about their personal experiences at CSUN. Photo by Victor Kamont.

Thousands of newly admitted California State University, Northridge freshmen and transfer students began their journeys as Matadors on April 18 at the yearly Explore CSUN event, organized by the Division of Student Affairs. The event helps students and their parents connect with current CSUN students, alumni, faculty and staff. Explore CSUN also makes the transition to campus much easier for new incoming students.

Explore CSUN offers a number of events for the day to provide a well-rounded introduction to the campus. Those in attendance enjoyed an informational and fun day that included a walking tour of the campus and student housing. They also attended the Information Expo, where individual college and student services representatives — as well as current members of student clubs and organizations — were available to connect with students and share resources. CSUN staff also provided services such as admissions, financial aid and records, answering questions and taking student ID photographs.