The Other 4.0: Jullien Gordon's Guide to Making the Most of College

Speaker Jullien Gordon will be here to speak on October 2nd. Check out the details here!

First Year Photo Show

First Year students can showcase their idea of happiness in the first year by participating in FYE's photo show. Photos will be displayed on the second floor of the union. For more details on how to submit your photo and our Opening Gala Celebration,

One Book

This year's One Book is a collection of stories entitled "Blasphemy" by Sherman Alexie. The One Book is mandatory for First Year Seminars. See a YouTube video speech here!


FYE Calendar

Check the FYE calendar for upcoming events!

About Us


The mission of the First Year Experience Program (FYE) at Sacramento State is to improve the retention and graduation rates of native students, a goal that is directly aligned with the CSU systemwide Graduation Initiative. FYE consists of:

1)  the First Year Seminar course, University Learning Community course "clusters", and Academic Learning Collaboratives: interdisciplinary team-taught block scheduled GE course clusters,

2) co-curricular activities embedded in the courses are designed to increase student engagement with the campus, community, faculty, and peers, and

3)Peer Mentors who attend courses with first year students, and provide personal, academic, and advising support.