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Transfer Orientation

As a transfer student, many aspects of the college environment are already familiar to you. However, Cal State East Bay is a new institution with new expectations and procedures, new academic requirements, and exciting new challenges.

Transfer Orientation is an important activity that will help you transition into our University and set you up for success at Cal State East Bay.  Your participation will be a valuable investment in your future college career!


What are the different types of Transfer orientation programs?

We offer 3 types of Transfer Orientations to fit your specific needs, and students can sign up for one of the following:

Hayward campus orientations, full day 8:00am - 5:30pm

Concord campus orientation, 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Online Transfer orientation, done at your own pace


Should I Choose In-Person or Online Orientation?

We strongly recommend you attend in-person orientation as it will provide more hands on experience, opportunity to connect with classmates, familiarize yourself with campus, and begin to get involved with campus life.  In-person orientation also provides a chance for you to meet with your academic counselor to discuss course registration and advising.  It is in your best interest to prioritize Orientation to ensure a smooth transition to Cal State East Bay.  Much like a doctor's appointment, you may need to take time off work or other responsibilities to attend.


However, we understand not everyone can come to campus.  If you are unable to attend in-person, the OTO allows you flexibility to complete orientation at your own pace.  Much like the in-person option, the OTO provides new students with vital information regarding academics, support services, and how to register.  The OTO will provide details on how to contact your academic advisor, but it does not include personalized academic advising.  We recommend you schedule an appointment with your advisor in addition to completing the OTO.

Contact Us

Student Life
  • University Union
  • Room 2011
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Mon – Fri
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