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 Fall 2020

WHEN: mandatory online orientation. Time: TBD 

WHERE:  on Zoom. Meeting ID will be sent.

WHAT TO COPY & EMAIL Ahead of orientation: 

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-20
  • Proof of health insurance - Purchase Health Insurance online or provide government/employer sponsored insurance if you are here in US, taking fall 2020 online classes. No insurance required if you are studying from your own country. Please inform us ahead of time by emailing ALPgen@csueastbay.edu 
    • Fall II -- $310 (coverage: 10/12/2020 - 12/04/2020)
    • Fall 1 & 2 -- $775 (coverage: 8/10/2020 - 12/31/2020)
  • Proof of immunity or vaccination for measles/rubella (See Immunization Requirements)
  • Tuition payment receipt:  
    • Fall session 1 only -- $2,800
    • Fall session 1 & 2 -- $5000
    • Other outstanding balance (on-campus housing fees, etc)

Pay tuition & fees before the end orientation (Fall Oct, 12/ 2020).

WHEN: Fall 2020 classes not offered. Please email alpgen@csueastbay.edu for Spring info.

WHERE: TBD

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-20
  • Proof of health insurance - Purchase Health Insurance online or provide government/employer sponsored insurance:
    • Summer 2020 -- TBD
  • 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: Fall 2020 classes are mostly online. Please email Yie.Peng@csueastbay.edu for more information.

WHERE: TBD

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-20
  • Proof of health insurance - Purchase Health Insurance online or provide government/employer sponsored insurance only if you are here in the US. If you are taking online classes from your own country, no insurance is required.
    • Fall 2020 -- $775 (coverage: 8/10/2020 - 12/31/2020)
  • 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.

Not offered during the 2020-2021 academic year. Please email alpgen@csueastbay.edu for Fall 2021 info.

WHEN: TBD 

WHERE: TBD

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-20
  • Proof of health insurance - Purchase Health Insurance online or provide government/employer sponsored insurance. If you are taking online classes from your own country, no insurance is required.
    • Fall 2020 -- $775 (coverage 8/10/2020 - 12/31/2020)
  • Proof of immunity or vaccination for measles/rubella (See Immunization Requirements)
  • Tuition payment receipt:  
    • $4,0875/semester

Pay tuition & fees BEFORE the end of orientation.

  • Please email alpgen@csueastbay.edu for Spring info.

WHEN: TBD 

WHAT TO BRING: 

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-20
  • Proof of health insurance - Purchase Health Insurance online or provide government/employer sponsored insurance:
    • Fall 2020 -- TBD
  • 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.

Due to COVID-19, orientation and classes will proceed online via Zoom.

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 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.