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Preview Day 2017

Annual Open House


Please click here to download the Freshmen and Transfer Admissions presentations provided the day of the event. 

Please know you always have an ongoing invitation to visit. Campus tours are available  M-F, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm, and select Saturdays throughout the year. The next Saturday tour is on November 18thGo online to or call our Welcome Center at (510) 885-2556 to schedule a tour. For Concord Campus visits, please call (925) 602-6700.

Pre-admission counseling is also available to all prospective students at the the Hayward Campus Welcome Center, as well as the Concord campus, to assist you with the admission process.

Note, Cal State East Bay is currently accepting Fall 2018 Semester applications for First-Time Freshmen and Transfer students through November 30th. Please visit to apply online. 

Details about Preview Day 2017

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Schedule At A Glance

Preview Day will provide you and your family numerous opportunities to connect with the Proud Pioneer community and traditions. Besides participating in Admission, Housing, and Financial Aid presentations, you can also attend University Showcase and assorted open houses. Please click the following link to view our downloadable Preview Day 2017 ProgramThe program is designed so that you may participate in activities that are most important to you and your family. It would be in your best interest to prioritize your day ahead of time based on your needs. Please review the map on the last page to see locations for the day’s events.


Fall 2018 Admission Information

University staff, faculty, and enrollment counselors will help you to learn about East Bay's many opportunities. Admission presentations will be provided for both Freshman and Transfer students. Click here for more in depth information about application and document deadlines. Also explore our 49 undergraduate degrees and 77 concentrations! 


Campus Tours and Campus Life

Cal State East Bay is an ideal setting for academic achievement, career exploration, personal growth, and developing lasting friendships. Also, it's the perfect place to appreciate a 360-degree panoramic view of the majestic San Francisco Bay from Hayward's serene hills. At Preview Day, participate in student led full campus tours, Recreation and Wellness (RAW) Tours, and self-guided tours of campus housing. If unable to attend this event, please remember that you have an open invitation to schedule a walking tour. Please visit our Welcome Center website or contact (510) 885-2556 to learn more about availability. 


Convenient Hotel Accommodations

There are several hotel and motel choices conveniently located within 5 miles of Cal State East Bay's Hayward Campus that can accommodate visitors. Please click here to visit our Hotel Accommodations website for more information. Also enjoy Downtown Hayward's cinema, shopping, and dining just a few minutes away from campus.

Important Information & Announcements

Driving Directions 

Cal State East Bay's Hayward Campus is easily accessible by major freeways and public transportation. Visit our Driving Directions website for more information and remember to check local road and freeway reports to ensure that your drive is convenient. 

Parking Information

All parking lots will be available for free event parking and a parking permit is not required on this day. To efficiently manage parking traffic, it is recommended that guests take the following routes upon arriving to campus and park in the recommended parking lots below for your convenience. See Campus Map for locations. 

  • From Harder Road, turn left onto West Loop Road to park in Lots A or B.
  • From Carlos Bee Blvd., turn right onto West Loop Road to park in Lots A or B. 
  • Once these lots are filled, then you may proceed to the next closest lots: Lots C, D, or E. 

Accessibility Information 

Please be advised that Cal State East Bay is committed to providing equal and integrated access for individuals and families with disabilities. The university has created a Detailed Map which highlights the accessibility features for major buildings and areas including automatic doors, ramps, and elevators. Accessibility parking is also available in all lots. Please be advised that the university does not provide personal attendants or wheel chairs. It is the sole responsibility of campus guests to arrange these logistics in anticipation of the Preview Day 2017 program which extends to various areas around campus. 

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no fee to attend Preview Day. All parking lots will be available for free event parking and a parking permit is not required on this day.
Prospective students are not required to attend Preview Day.
Yes! At Preview Day you will learn about our extensive academic programs, student life, admission requirements, and financial aid, tour our handsome campus and comfortable student housing, and enjoy our commanding view of San Francisco Bay.

Yes, walk-in students and guests are welcome the day of the event. 

Preview Day is held once a year every October. If unable to attend this event, please remember that you have an open invitation to schedule a walking tour. Please visit our Welcome Center website or contact (510) 885-2556 to learn more about availability. 

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