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Online Transfer Orientation

Is the Online Transfer Orientation (OTO) the right option for me?

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.

Online Transfer Orientation FAQs

Step 1: Log on your MyCsueb account.

Step 2: Choose Classic View.

Step 3: Click on Applicant on the top left.

Step 4: Click on the Student Orientation tab.

The OTO will be available to begin summer 2020, no earlier than May 22.  

The online transfer orientation is available in your Blackboard account.  Blackboard is Cal State East Bay's Online Learning Management System.

You will need to login with your Net ID and password. It can take approximately 48 hours to receive access to Blackboard after you sign up.

For technical difficulties accessing any of the components in the Online Transfer Orientation course, please contact the Library Learning Commons (see contact information below*). 24/7 Blackboard Tech Support is available on Blackboard’s Live Chat. You can also find additional help in the upper left hand corner of the My BB Student page.


Regular business hours support

In person: Library Learning Commons

Phone: 1-510-885-4152


After-hours, weekend, and holiday support

Phone: 1-855-414-9911

Live Online Help: Live Chat


After going through Lessons 1 - 5, the below image will display at the end of Lesson 5.  Once you "x" out of the window, you have completed the orientation!  You will not receive a separate confirmation email.

Screenshot of Completion Page


Deadline to complete the Online Transfer Orientation is January 20, 2020, the start of Spring semester.  However, the course will be available on Blackboard through end of Spring semester to refer back to.
If you haven't yet done so, please contact your major department for major advising.
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