Students Check Out Matador Experience as On-Campus Events Return

  • Student speaks with a person over a table covered with flyers and signs.

    Students visited with representatives from several campus departments, learning about services, events and ways to connect at the Matador Experience Fair on Oct. 4-6. Photo by David J. Hawkins

  • CSUN Library with Matador Experience Fair tents on lawn

    Campus departments shared services with students on CSUN Library lawn during Matador Experience Fair. Photo by David J. Hawkins

  • Student visits with staff at the CSUN Alumni booth.

    Departments gave away free goodies such as pencils, water bottles, hand sanitizer and t-shirts to students who stopped to learn more. Photo by DJ Hawkins

  • Two people pose behind giant CSUN letters and in front of a flowery backdrop, while another person takes their photo

    Photo opportunities, like this one with the university name or the blow up chair from CSUN Athletics, allowed students to share their Matador pride on social media. Photo by David J. Hawkins

  • Student is handed frozen treat through the window of colorful truck.

    As the last stop at the event, students received a sweet treat from Happy Ice to take with them. Photo by David J. Hawkins

The beginning of the semester at CSUN is traditionally filled with events welcoming students — with free T-shirts, food, photo ops and music. Indicating a return to normalcy is around the corner, CSUN Associated Students (AS) hosted the Matador Experience Fair Oct. 4 to 6, combining all the best of these welcome events with the safety of COVID-19 protocols.

Filling the walkways of the CSUN Library quad, the event lined up various campus entities such as The Soraya, CSUN Athletics, Associated Students Productions, the Student Recreation Center and more, to give students information about the services and resources available to them. Students also received free swag, including water bottles, pins and the annual AS Planner. Once they made their way through the line of campus booths, Matadors could conclude the experience with a free treat from Happy Ice.

On-campus events are continuing as COVID-19 protocols allow. This week, Associated Students and the University Student Union hosted Pumpkin Fest, an annual event celebrating October that includes free pumpkins, music and a photo booth. The event took place Oct. 12 in the Plaza del Sol.