Golden Eagle Orientation

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Welcome to Cal State L.A.! We’re glad you’ve chosen to continue your education with us, and we are excited to help make your transition a smooth and positive experience!

Golden Eagle Orientation is a one-day program that will provide you with essential information to acquaint you with your new campus, and prepare you to begin classes.  As a part of orientation you will receive:

  • Academic advising
  • An introduction to campus services
  • A tour of campus
  • Assistance in registration for the upcoming class session
  • An opportunity to meet other new and returning students

Golden Eagle Orientation is offered for both first-time freshmen and transfer students; dates for orientation sessions are determined by your academic college. Participation in Orientation for freshmen students is required; for transfer students it is optional but strongly recommended. Reservations are required; walk-ins will not be accommodated.


The Veterans Resource Center offers an orientation program exclusively for Cal State LA Student Veterans. To learn more, please contact the Veterans Resource Center.

Graduate Studies also offers orientation programs for incoming graduate students. Click here for more information.

The International Office offers a separate orientation for incoming international students. For more information, click here.


The deadline to sign up for Golden Eagle Orientation for all incoming students is Friday, June 17, 2016. Please note that, after this deadline, Orientation dates will not be changed.

Golden Eagle Parent Orientation is offered for the parents and/or guardians of first-time freshmen to help acquaint them with the college experience and how they can play a role in the success of their student. Parents are encouraged to attend. 

The fee to attend Golden Eagle Orientation is $70; this fee must be paid at the time of your reservation, and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Fee Waiver Requests will not be accepted. The fee to attend Golden Eagle Parent Orientation is $30 per person. This fee is also due at the time of the reservation, and is non-refundable.

Overnight accommodations are available for students and/or guests. Click here for rate information.

For more information on each of the Golden Eagle Orientation programs, please click the appropriate link on the left.

 

 

Office Hours

Monday -Thursday:
    8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday:
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday:
    Closed

Office Location

    Student Affairs Building
    Room 106