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.

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. 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.



Office Hours

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

Office Location

    Student Affairs Building
    Room 101