Frequently Asked Questions
Who is invited to New Student Orientation?
Eligible undergraduate students whom are conditionally admitted for Fall 2014 and had submitted the $100 Enrollment Confirmation Deposit by the stated deadline. Graduate students should contact their academic department regarding any programs they may offer for new students.
Do I have to attend Orientation?
Orientation is MANDATORY for all new freshman students. Orientation is strongly recommended for transfer students.
How do I sign up for Orientation?
Eligible undergraduate students whom are conditionally admitted for Fall 2014 and had submitted the $100 Enrollment Confirmation Deposit, will be sent an invite in early June. Students are invited to sign up for Orientation via an online registration website.
When is the deadline to sign up for Orientation?
For Fall 2014, all reservations and payments must be received by July 1, 2014. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
When should I make my reservation?
All reservations and payments must be received by the stated Orientation deadline. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Will I receive a confirmation of my reservation?
Yes. After your reservation and fee payment is processed, you will receive a letter confirming your Orientation date, parking information, a campus map and a parking permit for the day.
How much does it cost to attend Orientation?
The Orientation program is $70.00 (non-refundable).
Will Financial Aid cover my Orientation fee or ID card?
No. Financial Aid does not cover the Orientation fee nor the Golden Eagle One card. If you have any questions regarding your Financial Aid award, please contact the Center for Student Financial Aid at (323) 343-6260.
Will a meal be provided?
A light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Is there overnight accomodations available?
Cal State L.A. Housing Services is pleased to offer overnight accommodations for University Orientation participants. A parent/guardian will be required to stay with any guest that is under the age of 18. For more information, Visit the Guest Housing webpage.
May I bring a guest?
No. Orientation is designed for students only and space is limited. However, if you have special needs and must be accompanied for assistance, please call the University Orientation Program at (323) 343-3195.
How will I know what classes are available?
Visit the online Schedule of Classes on the GET homepage (https://get.calstatela.edu) for the most current information on class availability.
How long is Orientation?
- One-day program
- Check-in will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.
- The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. (late arrivals will not be admitted), and should end at approximately 4:30 p.m. Transfer students must attend the entire program to receive priority registration.
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