DHFYE

Dominguez Hills First-Year Experience (DHFYE)

Welcome New Toros to the Dominguez Hills First Year Experience (DHFYE).

Congratulations on your admissions to CSUDH!  We are excited for you to join our Toro Nation.  At DH, your success is our priority.  Our goal is to help you transition into your college career.  We take pride in putting together a year-long program that will not only allow you to get ahead with your college requirements, but will also provide you with an opportunity to build a community and build a sense of belonging.  Through this experience, you will connect with your peers, faculty, advisors, and campus resources. 

What is Dominguez Hills First Year Experience (DHFYE)?

DHFYE is a collaborative effort across campus to meet the needs of all first-year students! The DHFYE program will set the foundation for a collegiate experience full of academic opportunity and personal growth.

Check out the video to learn a bit more about other First Year Toro experiences.

Participation in Dominguez Hills First-Year Experience has significant positive effects on students’ successful transition to college and continued academic success!

New Student Orientation (NSO)

New Student Orientation (NSO)

New Student Orientation (NSO) provides experiences for new Toros to introduce them to major departments, campus resources, academic support, and activities at CSUDH. Students will meet their DHFYE advising homes and receive advising support to register for Summer and Fall courses.

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Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge is an experience, helping first-year students transition from high school to college prior to the fall semester. Students will learn about important campus resources as well as meet students, staff, and advisors. They will also be able to participate in summer classes (Early Start or GE courses), earning units towards their degree free of charge.

Summer Courses

Summer Courses

CSUDH students have the opportunity to take free courses during the summer in order to graduate quicker and have a more successful fall semester. Students will be able to register for Early Start as well as other General Education courses during New Student Orientation (NSO).

Advising & Peer Support

Advising & Peer Support

DHFYE advising homes deliver programming aimed at fostering a sense of belonging on campus, build a community of support and Toro pride, and establish relationships with peers, faculty, and staff. Students will receive an assigned Academic Advisor and Peer Mentor to help guide and support students throughout the academic year.

Academic
Support

Academic Support

Students will receive academic support both within and outside of their classroom experiences. Students will also have the opportunity to request to loan a laptop free of charge.

New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation is an event to welcome all incoming students to the Toro Family. This celebration is focused on offering academic insight, inspirational unity, community, and campus pride. Students will participate in fun engaging activities, receive CSUDH swag and have the opportunity to win free prizes.

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.