New Graduate Student Orientation


Students listening to orientation speakers in Rosser Hall lecture hall

Welcome to your graduate and post-baccalaureate studies at Cal State LA!

The Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate Resource Center are pleased to welcome you to our community of scholars and professionals. Cal State LA is a state comprehensive university with an urban mission of engagement, service, and the public good, and we aim to support you in your journey to advance this mission. Each semester, we offer a New Graduate Student Orientation Session to guide you in the right direction as you embark on your graduate studies.

By participating in our orientation session, you will:

  • Become acquainted with the resources and funding opportunities provided by the Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate Resource Center
  • Learn about the offices and resource centers in the Division of Student Life (e.g., The Dreamer’s Resource Center, Student Health Center, etc.)
  • Learn about strategies for planning and completing your degree in a timely manner

This orientation is not mandatory, but will prove to be incredibly helpful. Your department or college may also offer an orientation session, or as an international student you may be required attend an orientation hosted by the International Office; our session is not intended to replace these orientations, but will instead complement them. 


Thursday, July 29, 2021

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, August 13, 2021

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Monday, August 16, 2021

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.



If you require accommodations due to special needs, please email [email protected] at least 72 hours in advance.


Any further inquiries may be sent to [email protected].