Freshman Orientation

Summer 2022 Freshman Orientation Registration is Open!

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

Registration Process:

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.

The Office of Student Life and Leadership Programs coordinates the university's New Student and Family Orientation programs. Orientation is designed to help you make a successful transition into our University. Orientation Team Leaders and University staff will guide you through the program. Get ready for an exciting experience as you meet new people, make new friends, and learn how to succeed as a Pioneer!

What are the different types of Freshman orientation programs?

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

The Pioneer Overnight Experience is a chance to meet other Pioneers in a smaller setting, take part in exciting evening activities, and stay overnight on campus in the dorms, also called Pioneer Housing. 

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!  To maximize your orientation experience, get a feel of campus life, and have the opportunity to stay overnight in Pioneer Housing, join us for this exciting opportunity! 

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

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!