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Transition Smoothly and Succeed

CHASS F1RST First-Year Experience Programs support students in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences during their first year at UCR. We support both frosh students and new transfer students. We provide the tools, opportunities, and experiences to be successful at UCR and beyond.

The Frosh Program:

You will participate in the Learning Community Workshop Series and take classes with peers in your major. Learning community students report higher grades and greater satisfaction with their UCR experience.

You’ll benefit from:

  • Peer-led workshops
  • Mentorship and first-hand experience from undergraduate students- Peer Educators
  • Reserved seating in highly desirable courses
  • Building community with other first-year students in CHASS

The CHASS Transfers F1RST Program:

You can partner with the CHASS Transfers F1RST Program to access valuable tools and resources that will help you avoid transfer shock.

You’ll benefit from:

  • Transfer student-led programs
  • Access to transfer mentorship
  • A supportive network of alumni, staff, faculty, and students
  • The HASS 001 First-Year Student Success Course for new transfer students (offered fall and winter quarter)

CHASS F1RST Annual Reports

CHASS F1RST Media Coverage

CHASS F1RST: CHASS Connect in the News



Contact Us

Contact us at (951) 827-2742 or You may also stop by and visit our office in HMNSS 1614,

Current Office Hours for the Spring 2024 Quarter (4/1 - 6/30):
  • Monday: 8:30 am-5:00 pm (Dr. Stewart In-Office & Dr. Rogers & Stella Remote)
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am-5:00 pm (Dr. Stewart, & Stella In-Office, & Dr. Rogers Remote)
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am-5:00 pm (Dr. Rogers, Dr. Stewart & Stella In-Office)
  • Thursday: 8:30 am-5:00 pm (Dr. Rogers, Dr. Stewart, & Stella In-Office)
  • Friday: Office Closed/Staff Working Remote  

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