Pre-Orientation: Advice for New Students

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 Welcome to Cal State East Bay!

Cal State East Bay requires that all newly admitted Freshman and Transfer students attend a New Student Orientation  before registering 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.

Blackboard is a software application that provides both a student portal and a course management system at Cal State East Bay. Access Blackboard with your NetID.  

Virtual orientation and open house sessions are hosted via Zoom. Access CSUEB's Zoom platform and login with your NetID and password. 

Questions about Financial Aid? Access the Financial Aid website or contact the Office of Financial Aid. Take a look at the Financial Aid & Billing information that you will need to know to help you prepare and plan your finances and keep up with due dates.

Fall 2021 first-year freshmen will receive free required books and other course materials for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. Fall 2021 continuing students who were first-time freshmen in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semesters will also be eligible for this program. Click here to learn more about the Free Books & Course Materials Program.

Eligible students will receive an email from the university with details on how to receive your required books and other course materials from the Pioneer Bookstore.

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!

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: 



Helpful information for Transfer Students 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:


Fall 2021 Orientation registration will be open starting April 2, 2021. 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 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