The First Year Experience Program is a program devoted to making students' first year great! We provide both academic and social support to first year college students. Students can sign up for classes like First Year Seminar, or join Learning Communities during orientation. Also, they can connect with other students, peer mentors, and faculty in the FYE Space.


Being a part of a First Year Seminar or Learning Community provides you with a Peer Mentor who provides academic advising and connects you to the campus! These classes allow first year students to connect with their peers and faculty while fulfilling GE requirements.  

There are NO additional costs to joining FYE! You can learn more about us on our website, and during your orientation to campus.  


YES! The FYE Space is accessible to all first year students! We are open Monday through Friday on the third floor of the library. See you there!


The FYE Space is located on the third floor of the library, Room 3520. It can be hard to find – but don’t give up!


Sac State has wonderful programs such as the Peer & Academic Resource Center (PARC) in Lassen Hall, Room 2200 and the Writing Center in Calaveras Hall, Room 128.

The PARC provides:

  • Supplemental Instruction (SI)

  • Supplemental Instruction (SI) Plus

  • Peer Led Advising for College Experience (PLACE)

  • Workshops & Individual Tutorials (WIT)

Resources for students available at the Writing Center include:

  • Purdue OWL

  • Sacramento State Student Writing Handbook

  • Help with Writing Processes

  • Help with Grammar and Editing

  • Help with Research Processes and Citing Sources

  • Help with Reading Processes

  • Help with Writing for Specific Disciplines (Theatre, Sociology, etc.)

  • Help with Writing a Thesis or Project

  • Help with Writing Resumes and Cover Letters

  • Help with Writing beyond Sac State

Most departments have other tutoring options available to students depending on their major!


Career counseling services in the Career Center, located in Lassen Hall, Room 1013, are available to assist students and alumni in any of the following areas:

  • Choosing or changing a major or career path

  • Finding and applying for internships and other experiential learning opportunities

  • Learning job search strategies

  • Writing, critiquing, and revising resumes and cover letters

  • Learning and practicing interview skills, strategies and techniques

  • Assessing skills, values, and interests

  • Overcoming obstacles to achieving educational and career goals

  • Finding and applying for part-time jobs

  • Networking with professionals in students’ or alumnis’ field of interest

University Enterprises Incorporated (UEI), located in the Hornet Bookstore, Suite 3200, serves its employees as well as employers on the Sacramento State campus, in the Sacramento region, and throughout the state, to facilitate part-time benefited employment opportunities throughout California.

The Sacramento State Aquatic Center is a cooperative operation of the Associated Students Inc. of California State University, Sacramento, the University Union of Sac State, California Department of Boating and Waterways, and the California Department of Parks and Recreation.  The center offers university kinesiology classes, leisure classes for the general public, competitive teams, and a series of progressive summer camps and youth programs. Many job opportunities are available to Sac State students!

The Hornet Bookstore and Associated Students, Incorporated of Sacramento State (ASI) provide many job opportunities for Sac State Students as well!


The Dreamer Resource Center is wonderful resource for students located in the Riverfront Center, Room 1022! The goal of the center is to help students overcome the unique challenges that get in the way of achieving academic, personal, and professional excellence. Services include:

  • Free Legal Immigration Consultations

  • Dreamer Resource Center Film Series

  • Undocu-College Success Workshops

  • Policy Briefing Sessions

  • Dream Connections

The Pride Center located on the first floor of the University Union provides many resources for LGBTQIA students. The Pride Center:

  • Provides educational events and programming on sexual and gender identity

  • Provides resources in the form of library materials, study space, updated internet resources, listservs, newsletters, and knowledgeable staff

  • Coordinates with and provides support to units and departments serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally communities at Sacramento State University

  • Refers students to organizations, services, and agencies on campus and in the surrounding communities that support the needs of LGBTQIA individuals

This a requirement for all first year college students here at Sac State. Students can fulfill this requirement through their peer mentor (if enrolled in a First Year Seminar or Learning Community) or by visiting an academic advisor in the Academic Advising Center.  

The Academic Advising Center, located in Lassen Hall, Room 1013, provides advising sessions that discuss how General Education connects students to their career goals, and how to maximize these classes to complete graduation and major requirements. Students learn how to plan out classes for the next semester using tools on the Student Center, as well as campus resources and academic policies that ensure success.


At the WELL there are Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) available to ALL Sac State students. CAPS provides:

  • Individual and couples counseling

  • Psychiatry

  • Crisis intervention

  • Social work internships

Services to Students with Disabilities (SSWD), located in Lassen Hall, Room 1002 is a program at Sac State that offers a wide range of support services and accommodations for students in order to ensure students with disabilities have equal access and opportunity to pursue their educational goals.


To find out about all of the events on campus you can login to OrgSync using your MySacState login info and find out/sign up for all the fun activities on our campus!

The FYE program also hosts many events and workshops such as our Fall Photoshow, which displays first year students work based on the OneWorld theme, and the One is Done celebration that is held every Spring semester to commend students on finishing their first year here at Sac State!


In order to follow a four-year graduation track, students should take 15 units each semester in order to fulfill the required 120 units to graduate.

  • Create your academic plan

  • Go to office hours

  • Get a mentor

  • Google yourself & edit your online image

  • Create & edit your resume

  • Volunteer

  • Create a budget

  • Check out the Aquatic Center

  • Set 3 S.M.A.R.T goals for the year

  • Get involved in 1 club/organization

YES! There are many students who commute to Sac State and as a student you have free access to all regional transit with a Commuter Pass available in the Student Financial Services Center in Lassen Hall, Room 1001.


YES, come to our events and workshops! The FYE Program hosts many events and workshops throughout the year. You can find all of our upcoming events on our webiste:


Of course! The Parents & Families Program located in Lassen Hall, Room 2205, was created to strengthen the vital partnership between parents and families of enrolled students and the University.

The primary functions of the program include:

  • Promoting information about campus resources

  • Supporting student success

  • Generating support and goodwill for the campus

  • Creating an interactive role for parents and families within the campus community and beyond

High Impact Practices have been identified by the Association of American Colleges and Universities as increasing student learning, student engagement and retention. First Year Seminar and Learning Communities are High Impact Practices.