My First Year

Transitioning Into College

Welcome to Sonoma State University! Your first year in college is going to be one of the most exciting, and most challenging times of your life. Every incoming SSU student is given a unique opportunity to become involved in vibrant residential, academic, and extracurricular communities.

As you can see from the chart below, as soon as you decide to become a Seawolf, you will choose your Freshman Learning Community and Residential Community; then when you arrive on campus for your first semester, you begin your involvement in the academic and campus life. SSU's faculty, staff and returning students will be here for you every step of the way to assist you in making a success transition to our Seawolf community.

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Contact Us

Call Center hours are M - F, 9am - 4pm at 707-664-4464.

You can also email mailto:myfirstyear@sonoma.edu at any time. If you email on the weekend someone will return your message on Monday by the end of the work day.