Cal State Fullerton welcomed roughly 10,000 admitted students and their families Saturday, April 13 at Welcome to California State University, Fullerton Day.
The annual one-day event is designed to provide prospective students and their families with a glimpse of the university and the information they need to make an informed decision about attending CSUF.
President Fram Virjee greeted the crowd at Titan Stadium with his trademark enthusiasm, proudly enumerating CSUF’s rankings, sharing his joy in being part of the Titan family, and urging students to accept the university’s invitation to enroll.
“As amazing as our Titan Family is, it is not complete without you, our next generation of Titan students. We need your voice on our campus. We want your academic excellence in our classrooms. We long for your leadership in our student organizations. We seek your athletic gifts on our intramural fields.
“I know there are many wonderful options for you out there, but let’s be honest. Cal State Fullerton is the best option, and it will change your life.”
After the opening ceremonies, attendees participated in workshops, campus tours and an activity fair. Faculty, staff and current students were on hand to answer questions about academics, student life and the Titan experience.
More than 500 students accepted admission at the event; Annalise Ochoa from Whittier was one of them. “I like the campus environment,” she explained. “It feels welcoming.” She’s looking forward to starting at CSUF in the fall as a first-time freshman in psychology.
“From all the satisfied smiles and words of gratitude we received from new students and their families, I know we accomplished what we set out to do,” said Sharnette Underdue, director of outreach, recruitment and orientation. “In CSUF, people recognized a caring, nurturing team of dedicated professionals who go above and beyond to serve our students.”
Approximately 35,250 students were admitted for fall 2019, up from the number admitted for fall 2018. Of the 75,629 undergraduate applications for fall, two-thirds are from entering freshmen, and one-third are transfer students.
Admitted students have until May 1 to accept the university’s offer of admission.