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First Year Experience

Cal Poly Pomona First Year Experience

First Year Experience Program

Learn how to be successful in your first-year at Cal Poly Pomona. The first-year experience course provides an overview of the opportunities and possible careers associated with your major. Earn college credit by enrolling in a first-year experience this fall. As part of the program, students engage in activities, community service projects, field trips, and innovative learning opportunities. Connect with your advisor for more details.


Photo of Jamil Zaki with photo of The War for Kindness

Common Read Fall 2021 Event

November 16 at 4 p.m.

The First Year Experience hosted a virtual discussion with Dr. Jamil Zaki, the author of Cal Poly Pomona’s Common Read selection for 2021-22: The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World.

Watch the Recording (CPP Login Required)

2022-23 Common Read Nominations: Now Open Through February 1

The Cal Poly Pomona First Year Experience Committee will select a book for the 2022-23 Common Read, a community initiative that encourages all CPP students, staff, faculty and friends to read and engage with the same book. The Common Read is also a component of the university’s First Year Experience (FYE) courses.