Freshman Orientation

Welcome to Cal State East Bay! This is a friendly reminder that attending Orientation is required for all freshmen students. It's a great way to meet future classmates, faculty, and staff and learn about: getting involved, classes and academic advising, setting yourself up for academic success, & meeting other new students


Congratulations to our Spring 2024 admitted students! We are excited to welcome you to our campus. Spring 2024 registration will open November 1, 2023. 


Student Registration Process:

Once you submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR), you can register for Orientation through MyCSUEB.

Step 1: Go to MYCSUEB and sign in. Click on Classic View then on Applicant.

Step 2: Click on the Applicant Tab then Click Student Orientation

Step 3: Choose your Orientation Date. 


Freshmen Orientation Date:

  • Friday, December 8

Orientation is tentatively scheduled to be 10 AM - 5 PM, with check in beginning at 9 AM.

Students are expected to participate in the full day of orientation. Please verify your availability for the entire day prior to registering for orientation. Please note Spring 2024 Freshman Orientation is only one day.

Orientation Programs

In the summer, there are different types of Freshman Orientation programs.


What are the different types of Freshman Orientation programs?

Pioneer Day Experience

Our  Freshman Pioneer Day Experience is a two-day experience at the Hayward Campus. Day one is tentatively scheduled for 10 AM - 5 PM, with check in beginning at 9 AM and day 2 is scheduled for 10 AM - 3:30 PM, with check in beginning at 9:30 AM. Students will spend the day with other new students and our orientation team leaders learning about important resources on campus, how to be a successful Pioneer, and build community! It will be a long but super fun day with lunch provided.

Pioneer Overnight Experience

The Pioneer Overnight Experience is a Pioneer Day Experience and more! It is a chance to meet other Pioneers in a smaller setting. If you want to maximize your orientation experience, get a feel for campus life, and have the opportunity to stay overnight in the residence halls, join us for our Pioneer Overnight Experience. The evening will be filled with exciting and engaging activities, chances to connect with your fellow incoming classmates, and an overnight stay in our Pioneer Heights housing.

Join us for this exciting opportunity! The overnight option is a valuable opportunity for students who may be traveling from out of the area, as overnight lodging is provided. It's also a valuable opportunity for local Pioneers who will not have a chance to experience on-campus housing any other time! Space is limited and reservations will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis, so register quickly! A $65 overnight fee will cover the cost of housing and evening activities. *The overnight fee will be due by the orientation date. Registration for freshman orientation automatically registers students for the overnight experience. If you would like to opt out of the overnight experience, please email us at*


Questions? Contact or (510) 885-3872.


Orientation Programs




Orientation program details and reminders will be emailed to incoming students via Horizon email. Please check your horizon email account frequently. After you register for orientation, visit our Next Steps webpage for information on how to prepare for orientation and this upcoming semester. 
Throughout all the orientation events, you will also have the opportunity to connect with our Orientation Team Leaders, who are eager to assist you and ensure you have a smooth transition to the University. They will be available throughout the summer to answer questions you may have!