New Student Convocation

Friday, August 26, 2022
1-4 p.m.

CSUDH President Parham greeting students at Convocation

Join us for New Student Convocation, an annual tradition where faculty, alumni, and staff gather to celebrate and welcome new first-year, transfer, and graduate students to the Toro Nation and to mark the beginning of their destination to graduation.

New Student Convocation has a formal and informal component. The formal component is where university officials offer words of welcome and share their thoughts and experiences with new students. The informal component is designed to give new Toros an opportunity to participate in activities designed to make new friends and connect with faculty and staff.

Free Activities

Student happily surrounded by stars for photo

Prizes and Giveaways

Register and participate in an activity for an opportunity to win the following prizes:

  • Laptops
  • Amusement Park Tickets
  • Toro Gear
  • Gift Cards
  • And More!
Student showing off her CSUDH Toro pin


Registration is easy through Toro Link, the CSUDH student clubs, organizations and events portal.

Go there now: New Student Convocation Registration.

Students have a good time at the food stations


Free snacks and drinks will be provided.

Students having a great time


If you need any accommodations, please contact the Student disAbility Resource Center at, 310.243.3660 or visit

Students crafting Toro signs

Stay Informed

Download the Free iToros App, turn on the notifications, and stay up to date on everything involving this annual tradition. Available at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store

Alumni Speaker: Jonathan Head

Jonathan Head HeadshotJonathan is a first-generation Angeleno who graduated from CSUDH in 2010 with a BS in Business Administration with an Information Systems concentration.

Jonathan worked for 14.5 years with the County of Los Angeles for various departments, before joining Snap, Inc. as an IT Program Manager, working to uphold their values of being smart, kind, and creative.

Jonathan is a Certified Scrum Product Owner, a member of the 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, a small business owner, and a silly dude passionate about spreading joy through his love for nature, music, and storytelling. 


Who may attend?

The entering Fall 2022 cohort may attend this year’s Convocation. This cohort includes incoming students who are first-year students, transfer students, and graduate students.

If this is you, please register for Convocation through Toro Link.

Is it mandatory?

Convocation is highly encouraged. We do not want you to miss out on a great way to mark the beginning of your journey at CSUDH, meet new people, learn about the campus, and win some amazing prizes! Please register for Convocation through Toro Link.

May I bring guests?

At this time, we may only accommodate students from the entering 2022 cohort. Please register for Convocation through Toro Link.

Is it free?

Absolutely! There is no charge to attend the New Student Convocation. What's more, students will take home DH gear, giveaways, and may even take home some cool prizes for participating in various activities during this event! Please register for Convocation through Toro Link.

Do I need a student ID?

No, a CSUDH student ID card is not required. Please bring any valid ID card.

Do I have to wear a face covering?

Yes, masks will be required for events with more than 500 participants.

For more details and for the most current information, including where to get face coverings on campus, visit Toros Together.

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

For questions, please contact the Dominguez Hills First-Year Experience team at