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Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

Attending the orientation is the key to a successful beginning to your East Bay experience! Our friendly faculty and staff will welcome you & your new friends from all over the world and guide you through the steps to start your life at Cal State East Bay.

New Student Orientation for Spring 2020

WHEN: January 16 - 17, mandatory 2-day orientation begins at 9:30 AM (check-in: 9:00 AM)

WHERE: Student & Faculty Support Building, Room 121 ("SF" on the Campus Map)

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-20
  • Proof of health insurance - Purchase Health Insurance online or provide government/employer sponsored insurance:
    • Spring semester $705 (coverage: 1/1/2020 - 5/24/2020)
    • Spring 1 -- $423 (coverage: 1/1/2020 - 3/15/2020)
    • Spring 2 -- $423 (coverage: 3/16/2020 - 5/24/2020)
  • Proof of immunity or vaccination for measles/rubella (See Immunization Requirements)
  • Tuition payment receipt:  
    • Spring 1 & 2 together --- $5,187.5 (saving $600) 
    • One session only -- $2,987.5
    • Other outstanding balance (on-campus housing fees, etc)

Pay tuition & fees before the end orientation (Jan 17, 2020).

WHEN: January 17, mandatory 1-day orientation begins at 9:00 AM (check-in: 8:30 AM) 

WHERE: Valley Business & Technology (VB) Center, Room 221 (Hayward Campus Map)

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-20
  • Proof of health insurance - Purchase Health Insurance online or provide government/employer sponsored insurance:
    • Spring semester $705 (coverage: 1/1/2020 - 5/24/2020)
    • Spring 1 -- $423 (coverage: 1/1/2020 - 3/15/2020)
    • Spring 2 -- $423 (coverage: 3/16/2020 - 5/24/2020)
  • Proof of immunity or vaccination for measles/rubella (See Immunization Requirements)
  • Tuition payment receipt:  
    • GMAT prep only -- $4,987.5/semester
    • GMAT prep + one credit course (3 unit) -- $6,187.5/semester

Pay tuition & fees BEFORE the end of orientation.

WHEN: January 17, mandatory 1-day orientation begins at 9:00 AM (check-in: 8:30 AM) 

WHERE: Valley Business & Technology (VB) Center, Room 221 (Hayward Campus Map)

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-20
  • Proof of health insurance - Purchase Health Insurance online or provide government/employer sponsored insurance:
    • Spring semester $705 (coverage: 1/1/2020 - 5/24/2020)
  • Proof of immunity or vaccination for measles/rubella (See Immunization Requirements)
  • Tuition payment receipt:  
    • $4,687.5 (12 units undergraduate level courses)
    • $4,087.5 (9 units graduate level courses)

Pay tuition & fees BEFORE the end of orientation.

WHEN: January 17, mandatory 1-day orientation begins at 9:00 AM (check-in: 8:30 AM) 

WHERE: Valley Business & Technology (VB) Center, Room 221 (Hayward Campus Map)

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-20
  • Proof of health insurance - Purchase Health Insurance online or provide government/employer sponsored insurance:
    • Spring semester $705 (coverage: 1/1/2020 - 5/24/2020)
    • Spring 1 -- $423 (coverage: 1/1/2020 - 3/15/2020)
    • Spring 2 -- $423 (coverage: 3/16/2020 - 5/24/2020)
  • Proof of immunity or vaccination for measles/rubella (See Immunization Requirements)
  • Tuition payment receipt:  
    • $4,087.5/semester

Pay tuition & fees BEFORE the end of orientation.

WHEN: January 17, mandatory 1-day orientation begins at 9:00 AM (check-in: 8:30 AM) 

WHERE: Valley Business & Technology (VB) Center, Room 221 (Hayward Campus Map)

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-20
  • Proof of health insurance - Purchase Health Insurance online or provide government/employer sponsored insurance:
    • Spring semester $705 (coverage: 1/1/2020 - 5/24/2020)
    • Spring 1 -- $423 (coverage: 1/1/2020 - 3/15/2020)
    • Spring 2 -- $423 (coverage: 3/16/2020 - 5/24/2020)
  • Proof of immunity or vaccination for measles/rubella (See Immunization Requirements)
  • Tuition payment receipt:  
    • $3,251.5/semester

Pay tuition & fees BEFORE the end of orientation.

During the mandatory orientation, new students will:

  • Meet with ALP staff & teachers and new friends from all over the world!
  • Take necessary placement tests (writing, listening, speaking, & reading tests)
  • Complete health history form
  • Complete immigration and registration paperwork
  • Take a campus tour
  • Get a CSUEB photo ID card
  • Pay tuition
  • Buy health insurance
  • Learn about F-1 student responsibilities
  • Sign up for IELTS tests, Speaking Partners, and Fun Trips
  • Get settled into housing and buy necessary items

It is best if you complete these tasks before the orientation. However, if you need help, we will assist you during the orientation:

If you cannot make it to the mandatory New Student Orientation on time, notify the ALP office as soon as possible. We'll try our best to accommodate you, but you may not be allowed to enroll in the session/semester for which you've been admitted. Keep in mind that if you don't start your program on time, it may jeopardize your immigration status.
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