ECST Freshmen College Orientation

College of ECST Orientation for Incoming Freshmen

Incoming freshmen in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) are required to attend a two-day orientation consisting of: a) one orientation offered by the University's New Student and Parent Programs office (GE Orientation); and b) a second orientation offered by the College of ECST (College Orientation), which usually takes place one day before the GE Orientation.

1. University Orientation - The Golden Eagle (GE) Orientation is organized by the University's New Student and Parent Programs office. Only students who paid the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD) by the deadline, May 1st, will be invited to register for a Fall 2019 orientation on specific dates designated to each college. Make sure to follow the instructions to register. The university REQUIRES that all students attend the GE Orientation.

2. College Orientation - The College of ECST offers a separate college orientation for incoming freshmen students centered around the programs and services offered by the college. The ECST College Orientation is usually held one day before the GE Orientation. You DO NOT need to register for the ECST College Orientation separately. Once you register for one of the GE Orientations, we will expect you to attend the corresponding ECST College Orientation as indicated below.

Date Registered to Attend Golden Eagle Orientation

Date Must Attend ECST

College Orientation


(College Orientation)


(College Orientation)

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Tuesday, June 25, 2019*

Session 1: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Session 2: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm



Wednesday, July 3, 2019


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

8:30 am  - 12:00 pm

KH LH - 1

Thursday, July 11, 2019 &

Friday, July 12, 2019

(Overnight Orientation)

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

8:30 am - 12:00 pm


 *For the College Orientation on June 25th, students need to attend only one session. The College of ECST will notified students by email which session they must attend.                                                                           

For more information regarding the College Orientation, please contact the ECST Success Center main line at (323) 343-4574. If you have questions regarding the Golden Eagle (GE) Orientation, refer to their website (/studentservices/nspp/frequently-asked-questions) for answers to your questions and/or to get their direct contact information.

We look forward to seeing you at the ECST College Freshmen Orientation!

Note:  2019 Summer Transition to ECST Program (STEP) participants will be excused from the program on their GE Orientation and College of ECST Freshmen Orientation dates. To find out more about STEP, click: (/ecst/success/summer-transition-ecst-program-step).  In addition, STEP has a program orientation on Saturday, June 8th for student participants and parents (Spanish and English sessions). The STEP Orientation is only for incoming freshmen in ECST who are eligible to participate in the program.