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.

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Intensive English Program Orientation - Fall 2018 Session 1

  • WHEN: August 13 - 17, 2018, Mandatory 5-day orientation begins at 9:30 AM (check-in 9:00 AM~)
  • WHERE: SC-N 119 (Please check-in at the main entrance of the Science Building-North ("SC-N" on the map) near the Einstein Bros. Bagels ("FS" on the map) (Hayward Campus Map)
  • WHAT TO BRING:
    • Passport
    • I-20
    • Proof of health insurance - Purchase online HERE or provide government/employer sponsored insurance:
      • Fall Session 1 only -- $288.72 (coverage: 8/13 - 10/14)
      • Fall Semester -- $641.6 (coverage: 8/13 - 12/31)
    • Proof of immunity or vaccination for measles/rubella (See Immunization Requirements)
    • Tuition payment receipt 
      • Fall Session 1 only -- $2,987.5
      • Fall Semester -- $5,187.5 (If you're planning to study more than 1 session (8 weeks), you have an option to pay for the full Fall semester (16 weeks) at a discounted price ($5,000) or pay for a single 8-week session ($2,800) twice.

Pre-Business Analytics, Certificate, and Visiting Student Programs Orientation - Fall Semester 2018 

  • WHEN: August 16-17, 2018, Mandatory 2-day orientation begins at 9:00 AM (check-in 8:30 AM~)
  • WHERE: SC-S146 (Please check-in at the main entrance of the Science Building-North ("SC-N" on the map) near the Einstein Bros. Bagels ("FS" on the map) (Hayward Campus Map)
  • WHAT TO BRING:

Tuition Payment

Intensive English Program

Pay tuition & fees BEFORE the first day of orientation (August 13, 2018). Please check fee amount for Intensive English Program.

Pre-Business Analytics, Certificate, and Visiting

Pay tuition & fees BEFORE the first day of orientation (August 16, 2018). Please check fee amount for Pre-Business Analytics, 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

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