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CONNECT to HHD is designed to support you as our incoming student to enhance your first year experience such as transitioning into CSUF, improving time management, financial literacy, wellness, and academic advising.  You will have an opportunity to meet your fellow peers, members of their Student Success Team, and learn about resources offered through the university and within their college.


CONNECT to HHD enhances the first year experience of incoming students to ensure a successful transition into CSUF.   Events hosted by CONNECT to HHD encourage students to network and create a support system with HHD staff/faculty and fellow student peers.  Through delivered workshops, students will develop holistically and attain key skills for a successful transition.    


For our HHD students to have a sense of belonging and be empowered to make decisions that will lead them to success.

What are the program requirements?

The program will consist of a Welcome event at the beginning of the fall semester. Continued support will be given through workshops and events throughout the fall and spring semester.  Multiple workshops will be offered to accommodate the busy schedule of a college student.  The program will conclude at the of the spring semester with a Recognition event to celebrate your accomplishments of completing your first year and completing the CONNECT to HHD program!   

If I join, what is expected of me?

  • Have fun!
  • Attend the Welcome Mixer
  • Engage in monthly workshops
  • Bring positive vibes!
  • De-stress at our end of the fall Study Break
  • Come celebrate at your Recognition event
  • Stay connected through our Bi-weekly Newsletter
  • Believe in yourself!


What are the benefits of joining CONNECT to HHD?

Create connections!

Optimize opportunities!

Navigate the university life!

Network with fellow peers!

Empower yourself!

Captivate your greatest potential!

Transform your college experience!

How do I qualify?

  • Be an incoming freshmen or transfer student
  • Submit an application! (Apply)

*Participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis




Denise Barragan
College Advisor
EC105C - Student Success Center

Henry Flores
Retention Specialist