CSM’s first-year experience program, Year One, seeks to ease the transition from high school to college by providing students with a simple transition path paired with a supportive community. Year One assists students through three critical points of transition: during the college enrollment period, summertime, and through their first-year at the college.

On Wednesday, January 31, Year One hosted CSM’s first Bulldog Bash, a recruiting event welcoming high school seniors from across the district to preview CSM, our programs, and resources. The half-day event brought approximately 200 high school seniors to the campus.

The Bulldog Bash kicked off with a welcome from College President Mike Claire. Students then attended breakout sessions hosted by various campus partners on topics such as: “Your First-Year of College,” presented by Year One; “Experiments in STEM,” presented by METaS; and “The Road to Transfer,” by Transfer Services. Other presentations were offered by Disability Resource Center, Career Center and Student Life.

The Bulldog Bash also brought together a variety of support services and campus resources for a lunch-time tabling event. In attendance included: Financial Aid, Student Life, Transfer Services, Priority Enrollment Program (PEP), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), the Disability Resources Center (DRC), MeTAS, Multicultural & Dream Center, learning communities, College Outreach, and Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs. (Submitted by Allie Fasth)