DHFYE Summer Experience

What is the DHFYE Summer Experience?

CSUDH offers all incoming First-Time, First-Year students the opportunity to participate in the DHFYE Summer Experience for free. Students are able to enroll in General Education (GE) courses and can meet the Early Start requirement. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in fun activities and receive supportive workshop. If needed, we will also have limited space available for students to reside at University Housing at a cost of $1,505. For more information, please go to University Housing

The DHFYE Summer Experience is designed to help students transition from high school to college by helping them learn about important campus resources and policies, meeting peers, and connecting them with faculty, staff, and academic advisors. This all occurs prior to starting classes in the fall semester.

Students that participate in the DHFYE Summer Experience will benefit from the following:

  • Meet and build relationships with faculty and staff members
  • Become acquainted with the Affinity Centers and Student Support Resources
  • Build community with their assigned Peer Mentor and Academic Advisor
  • Participate in fun and interactive activities (i.e., College Knowledge Workshops, Toro Tuesdays, and Mental Health and Wellness sessions)
  • Get a head start for their first year and get on the pathway to graduate in four years.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is DHFYE Summer Experience?

CSUDH first-time, first-year students have the opportunity to take up to two courses during the summer in order to graduate quicker and have a more successful fall semester. 

The DHFYE Summer Experience program is one part of a student's first year experience (DHFYE) here at CSU Dominguez Hills.  Activities and support will start the week of July 5, 2022.  The summer courses, which include Early Start and GE courses, will take place during Monday, July 11 through Friday, August 19, 2022.

DHFYE Summer Experience is a transitional program consisting of courses and college-knowledge workshops.  Students will be provided with the opportunity to develop study skills through workshops, network with peers and faculty, get support from advisors and peer mentors, and connect to campus resources. Students are also able to receive credit for Early Start by completing a math and/or English course during the summer. General education courses are also available for students who are eligible; please consult with your advisor at New Student Orientation (NSO) for more information.

When can I register for summer courses?

First-time, first-year students will be able to enroll in summer courses during New Student Orientation (NSO). NSO will take place during the month of June. Students will be able to meet with an advisor to discuss which courses are best to take for the summer and fall.

Who do I contact if I have any questions about the DHFYE Summer Experience / Early Start?

For questions, please contact the Dominguez Hills First-Year Experience team at dhfye@csudh.edu.

How much does a parking permit cost for the DHFYE Summer Experience, and where may I purchase it?

Students who want to park on campus will need to purchase a parking permit for the duration of the six-week DHFYE Summer Experience (7/8/22-8/19/22).  The cost will be $67.

The parking permit can be purchased at the Cashiers Office (cash, check, or money order) in Welch Hall (WH 270) on the 2nd Floor. In addition, a parking permit can be purchased through Toro Pay (credit card or electronic check).