Dominguez Hills First-Year Experience

Welcome New Toros!

Welcome to the Dominguez Hills First Year Experience! We are excited to have you begin towards earning your degree at CSUDH! The Dominguez Hills First Year Experience gives you the complete package if you want to be successful at CSUDH!

What is Dominguez Hills First Year Experience (DHFYE)?

DHFYE is a collaborative effort across campus to meet the needs of all first-year students - whether you are a first-time student beginning your undergraduate journey, or a transfer student to CSUDH!

As part of the DHFYE program, students have access to a network comprised of numerous support systems that work collaboratively with their advising home to provide a foundation of support.

Check out the video to learn a bit more about other First Year Toro experiences getting started!

"When we were sectioned off into our DHFYE groups, it was so nice to see the Advisors being so interactive and welcoming despite the online barrier. It was nice to have people personally reaching out to me and also being able to answer another person’s question in case they were having trouble following along. It was really relaxing."

Get Schooled for CSUDH First-Year Students

The Charge On! Campaign is a partnership with USC, CSUDH and Get Schooled, designed to support first-year students on their journey to succeed in college. Our collection of tools and resources will support you on your path to succeed in college. We’re your free digital college advisor, and you can text us anytime with your questions.

DHFYE 2020 Pathway


  • Welcome to CSUDH
  • Learn about Campus Resources

New Student Orientation  

  • College/Department Engagement
  • DHFYE Advising
  • Summer & Fall Course Registration

Academic Advising Support  

  • First Year Program Advising on General Education Requirements
  • College Advising on Major Courses requirements

Summer 2020 Courses  

  • Math 131 or Math 132 (June 29 - August 6)
  • LIB 151 (Information Literacy (July 6 - August 14)
  • Summer & Fall Course Registration

Summer Transition Programs  

  • Enrichment Workshiops
  • Campus Resources & Engagement
  • Career Exploration

Summer Academic Support  

  • Fall Registration follow up
  • First Year Program Support
  • Peer Mentor/Coach Support

New Student Convocation  

  • Welcome Celebration
  • Academic Engagement with Faculty, staff & Student Life
  • Community Building
  • Fun & free giveaways

Fall 2020 Semester  

  • Online Learning at CSUDH
  • Engage in Campus Life (Welcome Week Sept. 1-4)
  • Meet with Major and FYE Advisors
  • Register for Winter and/or Spring 2021 seester

Spring 2021 Semester  

  • Online Learning at CSUDH
  • Meet with Major and FYE Advisors
  • Meet with Major and FYE Advisors
  • Register for Summer and/or Fall 2021 semester
  • Transition to Sophomore Year

We are here to help you succeed at CSUDH!

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation program provides onboarding experience to new Toros. Login to Blackboard for more information.

Summer Transition

Step 2:
Summer Transition

Get connected to faculty, advisors and students! Advising serves as your home base. Visit the Summer Transition Program.

First Year Seminar

Step 4:
First Year Seminar

Our First-Year Seminars (FYS) UNV 101: Offered fall and spring and DHFYE Summer 2020 is a 6-week course. Each cover a wide variety of fascinating topics.

 Academic Support

Academic Support

A variety of academic support is provided by Toro Learning & Testing Center (TLTC). Appointment and tutoring schedule available on the site.

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