Family & Guest Orientation

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Orientation is not just for students, but also is an important time for families!  We have designed a special program to address the questions and concerns family members (parents, guardians, brothers, sisters, grandparents, blended family, etc.) may have as they prepare to join the Cal State East Bay community. Family members play a key role in helping students succeed in college.
  • "A very informative as well as enjoyable experience."
  • "Your student orientation team was excellent. It really gives a good example of the high quality education the students can expect."
  • "I feel a lot more informed and confident!"


In conjunction with Orientation, Cal State East Bay offers Freshman Family Orientation, a one-day program designed to address the many questions and concerns that parents and family members have as their students prepare for college. The fee for Family Orientation is $35 for the first family member and $15 for each additional family member. Family orientation is a full-day program that takes place separately but on the same days as Freshman Orientation. Family and friends attending Family Orientation will have an opportunity to connect with their students during lunch.

Family Orientation Dates:

Fri. June 17, 2022
Fri, June 24, 2022
Fri. July 15, 2022
Sat. July 23, 2022
Fri, July 29, 2022

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Though some sessions are translated in Spanish at all Family programs, Ven Conoce Nuestra Universidad is offered entirely in the Spanish language. Ven Conoce Nuestra Universidad – Un vistazo a nuestro programa de orientación en Español para familares y amistades. If you have questions regarding the Family Orientation Program, call Student Life and Leadership Programs at (510) 885-3872 or e-mail

Spanish Family Orientation Dates:

Fri, June 24, 2022
Sat, July 23, 2022

Can my family/guests attend Freshman Orientation?

Yes! Family members and additional guests may attend their own Family Orientation, which is specifically designed for your guests. Family Orientations will occur on the Friday of all Freshman Orientation programs.

Family Orientation Cost*?

1st Guest - $35; Guest #2 or more- Additional $15 *No cost for children under 10 years


Individuals requiring accommodations for this event should contact Accessibility Services 10 days prior to the event. Email: