Thousands of Students Get First Taste of Campus Life at Explore CSUN

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    More than 5,300 newly admitted freshmen, transfer students and their families experienced a day as a Matador at Explore CSUN on April 9. The annual event offers workshops, tours and information to students interested in attending CSUN. Photo by Luis Garcia.

  • Prospective students picked up Matador gear and information to help them navigate the campus. Photo by Luis Garcia.

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    Attendees were able to visit numerous Expo booths and have their questions answered by college representatives in the Sierra Quad. Photo by Luis Garcia.

  • Asian-American students and families

    Members of the Asian-American Alumni Association, students, faculty and alumni share insights, tips and advice about finding success at CSUN, in the USU Van Nuys Room. Photo by David J. Hawkins.

  • Members of the CSUN Black Alumni Association chapter welcome students at the University Student Union (USU) Altadena Room. Students and their families receive a list of campus and local resources gathered for members of the black community. Photo by David J. Hawkins.

  • Chicana/o and Latina/o students and families

    Students and their families connect with members of the La Raza Alumni Association in the USU Tujunga Room. They share personal experiences and services and programs that support the success of Chicana/o and Latina/o students. Photo by David J. Hawkins.

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    Representatives of the Alumni and Friends of Armenian Studies, including the Alpha Epsilon Omega Fraternity, are among the members of the Armenian community greeting students and their families in the USU Panorama City Room. Photo by David J. Hawkins.

More than 5,300 admitted students and their families got a chance to see what it’s like to be a Matador, at the annual Explore CSUN event April 9 at California State University, Northridge.

The event, which is organized by the Division of Student Affairs and Student Outreach and Recruitment, featured campus tours, workshops and discussions with current students, alumni and representatives from academic departments, Admissions and Records and Financial Aid and Scholarships. Workshop topics included“From Coffee to Curries: Everything You Need to Know About Dining on Campus,” which highlighted meal plans and campus dining; “Living the Matador Life,” which featured speakers from Associated Students and the Matador Involvement Center, and “I’ve Been Admitted — What’s Next?” Speakers discussed the steps freshmen and transfer students need to take to enroll.

The Oasis Wellness Center and the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics were among the programs to host special showcases for visitors.

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