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Questions About Freshman Orientation

Registration opens October 21 on MyCSUEB.  To sign up, log into MyCSUEB, if you have the option to select type of view, click "Classic View" and then follow the image below to navigate to the orientation registration:



If you have registered for orientation, we will email you approximately two weeks prior to your session to confirm your date and time, and also provide further details of what to expect during orientation.

You should also bring a valid photo ID to get your university ID card while at orientation. Bring a laptop, tablet, phone or electronic device if possible. We also recommend that you bring any and all papers sent to you by the University.

Orientation is a mandatory program for all incoming Freshman and it's the best way to enter CSUEB. To ensure that the classes you want to take are the right classes for you, come to Orientation. Orientation provides the most complete academic advising and is also a great way to get familiar with the campus and meet other new students like you. Studies show that students who attend orientation have higher grade point averages, are less likely to be on academic probation, and are likely to graduate sooner. To see a sneak peek of the program, click here.

The one day orientation will last roughly 8:00am - 5:30pm.
Yes, breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Gluten free and vegetarian options will be available.

If you don't attend orientation, it may be difficult to get academic advising. It can affect your course registration and limit the selection of classes available to you. The major departments set aside these dates/times to specifically meet with new students. Although parents/siblings are invited to our Family Orientation, they cannot attend orientation in place of the student. It is important for the student to learn first-hand the academic information and expectations of them as a CSUEB student.

We expect all students to participate the full day and stay for the whole program.  

Your $110 required nonrefundable pre-enrollment fee will be applied towards the mandatory freshman orientation. In addition to serving as your enrollment fee, the fee will pay for your orientation materials, meals, and activities. 

The friendly and knowledgeable Student Life and Leadership Programs Staff are ready to answer your questions. Call (510) 885-3872 Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM or email us at

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