connect to HHD


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 your Student Success Team, and learn about resources offered through the university and within the 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?

reate connections!

ptimize opportunities!

avigate the university life!

etwork with fellow peers!

mpower yourself!

aptivate your greatest potential!

ransform your college experience!


How do I qualify?

  • Be an incoming freshmen or transfer student
  • Submit an application

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


2020-2021 Application

  • Applications are now closed.


Denise Barragan
College Advisor
EC 687

Jesus Galvan
Retention Specialist
EC 105C