Freshman Orientation

Congratulations freshmen admitted students! We are excited to welcome you to our campus through orientation. 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


Our Fall 2024 Orientation orientation registration will be open on April 15. Students will be able to register by following the steps below:


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 Dates:


In Person


Wednesday, July 10- Thursday, July 11 
Wednesday, July 17-Thursday, July 18
Wednesday, July 24-Thursday, July 25
Wednesday, July 31- Thursday, August 1



Tuesday, July 23 (10 AM - 12 PM)
Tuesday, July 30 (1 PM - 3 PM)

Students are expected to participate in the full time of orientation. Please verify your availability for the entire time prior to registering for orientation. Please see below for further information.

Orientation Programs


What does an in person Freshman Orientation session look like?


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 - 4 PM, with check in beginning at 9 AM and day 2 is scheduled for 10 AM - 1 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! Breakfast and lunch will be 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 experience 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

What to bring for overnight sessions:
  • Toiletries
  • Linen (bed sheets, pillow cases, blanket, towel)
  • change of clothes for the next day
  • closed toed shoes for evening activities


What does an online Freshman Orientation session look like?

We understand that it may be difficult to come in person, however, we still want to get connected with you before you come to Cal State East Bay in the Fall! If you are not able to make the in-person Orientation session please register for the Online Freshman Orientation. These sessions will be 2-hours hosted via Zoom. Registration opens May 17 for online orientations.


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!