Freshman Overnight Orientation

Cal State LA is pleased to offer an optional Overnight Orientation program!

We hope you will choose to participate in our Overnight Orientation program! Overnighters will attend a full day of programming on a Thursday, sleep over in University Housing that evening, and attend a half day of programming on Friday. Overnighters will receive an enhanced Orientation experience, which will give you an opportunity to bond and make friends with a smaller group of students, and learn much more about your new campus home through a combination of fun activities, games, quizzes, and workshops.

Overnight Orientation is also a chance to have fun! We will end the day with an Open Mic Pajama Party, which will give you a chance to showcase your talents in music, poetry, comedy, and more!

When you start your fall semester, you will be more familiar with the resources available, more comfortable with your campus home, and hopefully you'll also have a friend or two to hang out with!

Overnight Orientation FAQs

When are the dates?

Thursday + Friday, June 28-29 for students with majors in Arts & Letters (AL), Engineering, Computer Science & Technology (ECST), and students who are Undeclared (UND)

Thursday + Friday, July 26-27 for students with majors in Business & Economics (BE), Health & Human Services (HHS), and Natural & Social Sciences (NSS)

Spaces are limited, so reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. Because of the limited space availability, accommodations for parents and/or family support members will not be available.

How much does it cost?

The fee for Overnight Orientation is $150, and includes:

  • Activities
  • Meals (lunch and dinner on Thursday; breakfast on Friday)
  • Accommodations for one night: double occupancy (two students per room)

How do I sign up?

  1. Select Overnight Orientation from the list of available dates on the reservation system (while spaces are available). The $150 fee will be due at this time, and needs to be paid in order to confirm the reservation.
  2. The "Overnight Promise" and the Cal State LA Student Code of Conduct will be emailed to you. This form needs to be signed and returned via email, fax, or postal mail in order for you to participate. Overnight Promise forms will be due no later than June 25, 2018.

You may also download the form here.

Return via email:
Return via fax: (323) 343-6269
Return via postal mail:
Cal State LA
Golden Eagle Orientation
5151 State University Drive
SA 106
Los Angeles, CA 90032


Can I select my roommate?

No. Roommate pairings are assigned randomly. Students are separated in the apartments by gender identity (male and female). Gender neutral housing is also available by request. For more information or for assistance, please contact our office directly.

What is included in the room?

Bed linens (sheets, pillow, and pillow cases) and toilet paper will be included.
You will need to bring:
Bath linens (towel, washcloth)
Toiletries (toothbrush, deodorant, etc.)

What if I have dietary restrictions?

You can enter any dietary restrictions on the reservation form when you select your Overnight Orientation date. Every effort will be made to accommodate all dietary restrictions that are noted in your reservation, but please be aware that our campus facilities have certain limitations, and may not be able to accommodate all dietary needs. If there are any issues or concerns with meeting your documented needs, we will contact you. If you do not document your needs, we will not be able to assist you.

Can I check-in early, or check-out late?

Unfortunately, no: early check-in and late check-out are not available. Check-in will be from 8:30-9:30 am on Thursday and check-out will be from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm on Friday. All transportation must be arranged with these time frames in mind, including airfare/airport transportation, or rides to/from campus.

For additional information, please contact our office via email at or by phone at 323.343.3195.