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Part 3: Engagement

Continue connecting to campus and get engaged virtually!


You've learned about campus departments and resources from Zoom and Blackboard. 

This engagement portion of orientation is designed to

  • help you connect with fellow incoming students
  • provide opportunity to get your questions answered by our student leaders
  • learn about clubs and orgs on campus and how to get involved
  • meet department staff
  • prepare yourself for a strong start to the school year


Be sure to also connect with us on BaySync to stay up to date on campus happenings and events!

Visit the Student Life and Leadership Programs Youtube channel and scroll down to "created playlists" to view our virtual resource fair!  The resource fair features the following types of groups:

  • Club Sports and Recreation
  • Academic Clubs 
  • Special Interest
  • Fraternities and Sororities
  • Campus Departments and Resources

Want to connect with current students?  Have questions about your transition to East Bay? Our student leaders are here to answer any questions you may have, or just to chat!  Drop into Zoom anytime during our office hours.  


Transfer drop in hours: hosted by Transfer Ambassadors & O-Team Leaders
Tuesdays & Thursdays July 16 - August 27
from 4:30pm - 5:30pm
To join Transfer drop in hours, click here


Freshman drop in hours: hosted by O-Team Leaders 
Tuesdays & Thursdays July 16 - August 27
from 4:30pm - 5:30pm
To join Freshman drop in hours, click here


For more details on how to access drop in hours, view our Drop in Hours Tip Sheet.


These smaller sessions are designed to help you gear up for the start of Fall!  

All sessions will be facilitated by various campus departments.  General sessions are relevant and timely for all incoming students, whereas the student specific sessions are targed to specific student populations

For more information on the different sessions, please see below. 


Click here to register for any of the Pioneer Connect Sessions listed below

Pioneer Connect - General Session Info

Brought to you by Recreation and Wellness Services and Pioneers for HOPE

Come learn how to “Do Well - Being You” at Cal State East Bay. Get tips on how to balance your wellbeing and life as a busy college student. Challenge yourself to choose healthier options, take time for yourself, move more, and make meaningful connections!

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This year promises to be a different college experience, as we continue to socially distance in order to keep our community safe and well.  In this interactive Zoom workshop, staff from Counseling Services will discuss coping with these ongoing challenges, along with strategies to build community and strengthen your resilience.

For more information, visit:,-summer-2020.html

Join the Student Life and Leadership Programs staff in exploring engagement opportunities such as getting involved in a student organization, leadership programs and where to find events!

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What is the university library for? Join this session to learn how to quickly and efficiently use your library resources to achieve your academic goals.

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Sign up for one of the following webinars to set goals, build smart financial habits, and learn how to protect yourself from fraud.   Hosted by US Bank.

Click here for the US Bank Financial Wellness webinar calendar of events, and for other US Bank resources available to Cal State East Bay students.

Pioneer Connect - Specific Student Populations

The Concord Campus Academic Services Team is inviting students to join an online Q & A! The Academic Services Lobby will be your future destination for things like payments, BayCards, parking permits, and much more. If you have questions that were not answered during Orientation, we encourage you to drop by!

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Meet your EOP Counselor! This is an opportunity to learn about resources, tools, and skills to ensure academic and personal success at the university and beyond!

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Have you been in foster care?  In this session, you will learn about the services and resources available to current and former foster youth including priority housing placement, priority registration, and book assistance.

For more information, visit:

These 1:1 drop-ins sessions are intended to answer students' specific questions about receiving disability-related academic accommodations.

For more information, visit:

All new veteran students, active duty service members, and reservists are invited to attend our #VETSFIRST - Pioneer Connections. This is an opportunity to provide you with valuable information on the services and support we offer, as well as leave time for individual breakout sessions

For more information, visit:


While Equity Initiatives will not be hosting a Pioneer Connect session, please visit their website for more information:
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