Dates & Reservations


Welcome to California State University, East Bay! Orientation is essential to a smooth and successful transition to the University, and it is required to participate in all portions of Orientation.



Registration for Fall 2022 is available on MyCSUEB. Listed below are all Freshman Orientation Programs available at the Hayward campus.

Freshman Orientation Dates: 8:00am-5:30pm All of our Freshman orientation sessions are two full days (roughly 8:00am - 5:30pm each day) in-person at the Hayward campus.  For each session we also offer an optional Pioneer Overnight Experience (running 5:30pm - 11:30pm the first night).

Thur. June 16th - Friday June 17th
Thur. June 23rd - Friday June 24th
Thur. July 14th - Friday July 15th
Fri. July 22nd - Saturday July 23rd
Thur. July 28th - Friday July 29th


*Orientation will run two full days, roughly 8:00am - 5:30pm each day.  Students are expected to participate both full days of orientation and cannot leave early.  Please verify your availability for the full days prior to selecting a date for orientation.  Once you register for orientation, you will not be able to switch the session date on your own.


While all Freshman orientation sessions are two full days, only students who sign up for the orientation with overnight option, also called the Pioneer Overnight Experience, will have the chance to take part in our exciting evening activities and stay overnight in our Pioneer Dorms.  To sign up for the orientation session including the Pioneer Overnight Experience, select the session labeled "Freshman Orientation w/ Overnight Experience" when registering on MyCSUEB.  Note that a $65 overnight fee will be automatically charged to your student account to cover the cost of housing and evening activities.


Fall 2022 Orientation registration will be open starting March 8th, 2022.  Once you have submitted your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR), you will be able to register for Orientation through MyCSUEB.  To sign up for orientation, please go to MYCSUEB and sign in. When you sign in click on the classic view then on the applicant view and once you are on that view to the right there is going to be a tab that says student orientation. Click that and you will be able to choose the orientation of your choosing. If you are unable to select an Orientation date, the specific Orientation program has reached capacity and we request that you choose from an available session.


For questions or concerns, please email Student Life and Leadership Department, Orientation Programs at

Please include your full name and net ID along with your question.

Dates and Times of Spring Freshman Orientation
MYCSUEB Session Date Date Time 
FR1 December 3, 2021 11:00am-1:00pm
FR2 December 3, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Fall 2021 Orientation registration will be open starting April 2, 2021. Once you have accepted your offer of Admission, you will be able to register for Orientation through MyCSUEB. If you do not see a specific Orientation session on MyCSUEB although it's listed on our website, this means that session has reached capacity and we request that you choose an available session.


Step 1: Sign into MyCSUEB and select "classic view"



Step 2: Select "applicant" then "student orientation"

Screenshot of Orientation Registration