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.


Intensive English Program Summer 2018 Orientation

  • WHEN: June 11 - 15, 2018, Mandatory 1-week orientation begins at 9:30 AM (check-in 9:00 AM~)
  • WHERE: Check-in at: Valley Business and Technology Center Room 137 (VBT - Hayward Campus Map)
    • Passport
    • I-20
    • I-94
    • Proof of health insurance - Purchase online HERE or provide government/employer sponsored insurance: minimum coverage dates: 6/11/2018 - 8/3/2018
    • Proof of immunity or vaccination for measles/rubella (See Immunization Requirements)
    • Tuition payment receipt ($2601)

Pre-MBA, Certificate, and Visiting Student Programs Summer 2018 Orientation

Tuition Payment

Intensive English Program

Pay tuition & fees BEFORE the first day of orientation (June 11, 2018). Please check fee amount for Intensive English Program.

Pre-MBA, Certificate, and Visiting

Pay tuition & fees BEFORE the first day of orientation (June 15, 2018). Please check fee amount for Pre-MBA, IBD, and Visiting Student Programs.

What to Expect During Orientation

During this 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
  • Visit Student Health Services for a TB test *
  • 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

*You will be taken to the Student Health Center during the campus tour. At the Health Center you must provide proof that you have met these health requirements. If you do not have this proof, you will be given an under-the-skin Tuberculin test.

TB Test Requirement & Immunization Requirement

California State University, East Bay requires that:

  • All international students provide proof of a Tuberculin Skin Test or Chest X-Ray, performed in the USA within the past 12 months
  • All new and re-admitted students born after January 1, 1957 show proof of immunization against measles (rubella) and rubella

You can meet the immunization requirement by submitting one of the listed items on the Immunization Requirements page.

If the Health Center determines that chest x-ray and measles/rubella injection is needed, students will be responsible for the cost. The current Student Health Services charge for a chest x-ray is $20.00 and for a Measles/Rubella injection is $42.00 (fees are subject to change without notice).

New Student Checklist

What you need to prepare before orientation:

Late Arrival

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 quarter 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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