More than 10,000 admitted freshmen and transfer students, along with their families, attended the April 14 Welcome to California State University, Fullerton Day, touring campus, attending workshops and learning more about majors, housing and campus life.
“We had a very successful day and are thrilled with the attendance of Saturday’s event,” said Darren Bush, interim associate vice president for student affairs/student transitions. “Welcome to California State University, Fullerton Day offers our admitted students and their family members a chance to connect with our university President Framroze Virjee and our wonderful administrators, faculty, staff, and current students on our beautiful campus. It’s such a positive and exciting day for all Titans.”
Faculty members, fellow students and club representatives greeted the group, which included more than 3,000 students admitted for fall 2018. The one-day event is an open house held annually for admitted students and their family members to attend workshops on how to thrive as a Titan, financial aid and connecting with classmates, campus and community.
Cal State Fullerton received more than 75,500 undergraduate applications for fall 2018, setting a record for the university. Overall, the total number of undergraduate applicants increased 8 percent over last fall, Bush said.
Of the 75,560 undergraduate applications for fall, 51,037 are from entering freshmen — another all-time high, and a 12 percent increase from the previous year. Applications from community college students and other upper-division transfer students held strong at 24,523.
About 600 students formally accepted the offer of admission at Saturday’s event, Bush said. Admitted first-time freshman students have until May 1 to formally accept CSUF’s offer of admission, and transfer students have until June 1 to accept.