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Welcome Day 2020

You're invited to Welcome Day 2020 for admitted freshmen and transfer students and their families on Saturday, April 18 from 10 am to 2 pm. Check-in begins at 9 am near the University Amphitheater.

Join us on the Hayward Campus for a more in depth look at Cal State East Bay to learn about its four academic colleges, student services, student life and leadership programs, and more. Learn why Cal State East Bay is the university of choice!

Details about Welcome Day

students studying at residence halls

Check-in for the event begins at 9 a.m.

At Welcome Day, you and your family will connect with the proud Pioneer community and culture at Cal State East Bay. The Hayward Campus offers an inspiring setting for personal growth, career exploration, academic achievement, and friendship.
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Fall 2020 Admission Information

Presentations about the next steps of the admission process will be offered to incoming Freshmen and Transfer* students. Learn about your options for financial aid and scholarships. You will have the opportunity to accept your offer of admission and pay the $110 enrollment deposit. If you plan to pay at the event, remember to bring a photo ID, your student NetID number, and a credit card.

* Graduate students should contact their academic program office for next steps admission details.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours and Student Life

At Welcome Day you can choose to take part in Campus Tours, self-guided Housing Tours, and Recreation and Wellness (RAW) Tours. Chat with faculty, students and staff about everything from majors to student clubs. Attend student panels, and workshops on financial aid, student success, and getting involved in campus life. Enjoy light refreshments at the event. Lunch is available for purchase at several eateries on campus.
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Convenient Hotel Accommodations

There are several hotel and motel choices conveniently located within 5 miles of Cal State East Bay's Hayward Campus that can accommodate visitors. Please visit the Hotel Accommodations web site for more information. After the event, enjoy exploring the downtown cinema, shopping, and dining just a few minutes from campus.

Directions, Map, Parking and Accessibility Information

Cal State East Bay's Hayward Campus is easily accessible by major freeways and public transportation. Visit our Driving Directions web site for more information.

View the Hayward Campus Map online.

All parking lots are free for the event, and a parking permit is not required.

The closest parking lots to the event are Lots J, K and H. Please note however that due to the size of this event, these lots will be the first to fill up, so it is important that you allow yourself ample time to find parking. You may also find the following lots to be convenient to park in: G, F, E. See Campus map for locations.

Cal State East Bay is committed to providing access for individuals and families with disabilities. The university has created a Detailed Map which highlights the accessibility features on the Hayward Campus. Accessibility parking is also available in all lots. Lot K and H are the closest option for parking in anticipation of the Welcome Day opening ceremony. Parking is free for the event.

Individuals requiring accessible accommodations should contact Accessibility Services no later than April 3, 2020 to make a request. Contact or 510-885-3868.

Please be advised that the university does not provide personal attendants or wheel chairs. It is the sole responsibility of campus guests to arrange these logistics in anticipation of the Welcome Day 2020 program which spans across the entirety of the campus. 

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no fee to attend Welcome Day. All parking lots will be available for free event parking and a parking permit is not required on this day.
Admitted students are not required to attend Welcome Day.
Yes! This event is highly recommended for all undergraduate students who have been admitted to Cal State East Bay even if you have not accepted your offer of admission. 
Yes, walk-in students and guests are welcome the day of the event. Please proceed to register at the check-in tables to receive your event packet.
Yes, you can accept your offer of admission at Welcome Day! Visit the Student Services and Administration (SA) Building courtyard to accept your offer and pay the required $110 enrollment deposit. If you plan to accept your offer, be sure to bring a Photo ID,  your student NetID number, and a credit card to transact the payment. After accepting your offer, have your family photo taken to capture this commemorative event.

No, Welcome Day is not a substitution for mandatory Orientation – nor GE advising – for freshman and transfer students.

Welcome Day is a day is a free event for admitted students and their families to learn more about the University as students decide to commit to attending Cal State East Bay.

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