Pre-Orientation: Advice for New Students

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Welcome to Cal State East Bay!

A new online pre-orientation is in the works! Admitted students will receive information on how to access the pre-orientation prior to orientation.

The new online pre-orientation will be a self-paced module with detailed information about our campus. Students will be able to complete the module at their own pace and does not have to be completed in one sitting. 

More information about the online pre-orientation will be coming soon. 

Cal State East Bay requires that all newly admitted Freshman and Transfer students attend a New Student Orientation before starting for their first term at Cal State East Bay

The following information will help you navigate the basics at Cal State East Bay before Orientation. You should review the following videos and web links before attending Orientation, so you are better prepared to understand the essential information provided at the sessions.

MyCSUEB - MyCSUEB is the student’s online self-service center for enrollment transactions and personal information about their educational record.

Canvas - Canvas is a software application that provides both a student portal and a course management system at Cal State East Bay. Access Canvas with your NetID.  Canvas Student Guides are available here 

BaySync is our student involvement platform. Log in with your NetID to access and RSVP to attend university events/programs, discover and join student clubs/organizations, explore employment and leadership opportunities, and more!

Questions about Financial Aid? Access the Financial Aid website or contact the Office of Financial Aid. Visit the Financial Aid How To's page to find more information.

Student Conduct - Student Conduct, Rights & Responsibilities (SCRR) supports the academic mission of Cal State East Bay through administering the student code of conduct with a focus on learning through self-reflection and personal accountability for behavior and decisions. This include the prevention of cyber bullying or any other ways that endangers students. SCRR partners with students, faculty, and staff to be a community of scholars where all strive to become the best version of themselves.

Title IX/DHRThe university's primary concern is the safety of its campus community members. We are committed to ensuring a safe working and learning environment. Title IX protects students, educators and school employees against all forms of sex or gender discrimination, including: sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation. Students or staff experiencing discrimination based on sex or gender should contact campus Title IX Administrators.

Fentanyl and Opioid OverdoseFentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Fentanyl is a major contributor to fatal and nonfatal overdoses in California and the United States. Learn more on The Facts About Fentanyl at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You can watch the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) video here: Protect yourself from the dangers of Fentanyl. Fentanyl Test Strips (FTS) are a harm reduction strategy designed to reduce the negative consequences of drug use, including the risk of fatal and nonfatal overdose. FTS are small strips of paper that can detect the presence of fentanyl in all different kinds of drugs (cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, etc.) and drug forms (pills, powder, and injectables). Fentanyl test strips are free and available at the Student Health & Counseling Services Pharmacy.
Narcan® (Naloxone) is the antidote that reverses opioid overdoses.  It is available at the Student Health and Counseling Services and University Police Department at no charge to students. Learn how to administer naloxone

Students with DependentsAB 2881 is a new California law aiming to improve support for students who are students and are caring for their children.  We recognize and understand that being a student with dependents has many responsibilities. Please visit the Students with Dependents website to find more information on how our campus supports students with dependents.


Advising for your first term



 Advising and course registration can be completed before Orientation.

The following information will help you prepare to select classes for your first term at Cal State East Bay:

For more information about academic advising, please send an email with your name, net ID, and questions to: 

Freshman student email:

You can also connect with your  FASST (Freshman and Sophomore Success Team) Advisor here.




Helpful tips for success as you transfer to Cal State East Bay can be found here.

Visit our degree roadmaps for your major to begin reviewing the courses you should consider enrolling in during your first semester. 

Not sure which College you belong to? You can check to see which college your major falls within here.

To be put in contact with your academic advisor, send an email to

For incoming Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) students, email to schedule an appointment with ADT Advisor, Wendy Herbert.

Learn more about GE Advising for new transfer students.

Advising for Transfer Students

Should you have any questions, or wish to speak with an academic advisor before registering for classes, please feel free to contact your respective college:


Once you have accepted your offer of Admission, you will be able to register for Orientation through MyCSUEB. If you do not see a specific Orientation session on MyCSUEB although it's listed on our website, this means that the session has reached capacity and we request that you choose an available session.


Step 1: Sign into MyCSUEB and select "classic view"



Step 2: Select "applicant" then "student orientation"

Screenshot of Orientation Registration