Transfer Orientation

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Welcome to California State University, East Bay! Congratulations on  your admission and on choosing our premier University - "where all your possibilities come into view!" Don't miss this opportunity to learn important information that will help you become a successful CSUEB student!

Why Orientation

Transfer Orientation is an important activity that will help you transition into our University. During orientation, you will receive advising information, course registration instructions, Financial Aid updates, campus tours, resource information, and more! If you have not already reserved your space,  remember to register on your MyCSUEB at

As a transfer student, many aspects of the college environment are already familiar to you. However, Cal State East Bay is a new institution with new expectations and procedures, new academic requirements, and exciting new challenges. Your attendance will be a valuable investment in your future college career!

We welcome the Disabled Community. If you need accommodations such as sign language interpreter, materials in an alternative format, etc., please inform us at least two weeks prior to your Orientation Session, if possible.

Hayward Hills Campus Registration & Dates 


(Registration available on MyCSUEB portal starting April 1, 2016)
      • Session 1: Wednesday, June 22 (College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences)
      • Session 2: Tuesday, June 28 (College of Science)
      • Session 3: Friday, July 15 (College of Business and Economics, College of Education and Allied Studies)

For guest registration, please fill out this LINK!  


Incoming Winter 2016 Term
  • Online Orientation: All Majors | CSUEB’s Online Learning Management System – Blackboard (At your own pace, access to program is available from end January 2016 – early April 2016)

  To find more information on small group advising, you may contact AACE (Academic Advising and Career Education). You can also contact your specific major department for major advising.

Registration for all Transfer Orientations will be available on MyCSUEB

*Transfer students may participate in either the on-ground Orientation OR the online program.

Agenda Preview (On Ground Orientation)

Program will start at 09:30 a.m. and end approximately at 5:00 p.m.
  • Check-In
  • Campus Resource
  • Campus Tours
  • Welcome
  • Major Advising and College Information Session
  • Understanding Academics @ CSUEB (General academic advising and admissions assistance)
  • Navigating CSUEB Blackboard
  • Writing Skills Test
  • Financial Aid Advising. Click here to view a short Financial Aid video.
  • Individual guidance in regards to Admissions

Program Highlights

  • Advising Information - Learn graduation requirements and what classes you need to take to earn your degree. Meet with advisors and faculty members regarding your academic major of choice.
  • Campus Resource Information - Learn about valuable resources and support services available to you while attending CSUEB.
  • Financial Aid Information - Confirm you know the requirements for financial aid.
  • Campus Tour - Participate in a guided tour of campus.

What to Bring

We suggest you bring the following to Orientation:

  • A photo ID
  • All correspondence you have received from any CSUEB Office (e.g. Admissions, Financial Aid, Testing, etc.)


  • Transfer Orientation costs $35.00 for students and $15.00 for each guest. Orientation fees are not refundable once you have registered for the program. You cannot apply paid fees to a different type of Orientation ("online" versus "on-campus") or to a different term. Fee includes lunch and orientation materials.
  • Once registered, remember to check your MyCSUEB account to pay the non-refundable Transfer Orientation fee of $35.00. Fees are due by date of program. Guest fee can be paid via check on day of program. 

How do I pay?

Click here to learn how to make an online payment.

Parking Information

Parking permits will be sent to you upon confirmation of your reservation (approximately one week before event)



Important Information for New Transfer Students

We look forward to welcoming you to "The Bay!"

 It is a good idea to become familiar with your CSUEB catalog prior to starting school. 

You can get started by viewing this video v=0LQash_BOU0

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Contact Student Life

University Union, Room 2011

Phone: (510) 885-3657

Fax: (510) 885-2649 

Office Hours: 8 am – 5 pm,

                  Mon – Fri

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