Faculty and Peer Mentor Convocation

Our convocation is taking place on August 28th in the Redwood Room. More details to follow.

Meet Our Convocation Speaker!

Speaker Julien Gordon will be joining us at our faculty convocation on August 28th. Check out his TED Talk here!

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.