Congratulations on completing high school and being accepted to Cal State LA! Your educational journey is just beginning.

Cal State LA offers new student orientation during the summer (June-August) for students admitted for the fall semester, and during the winter (January) for students admitted for the spring semester. First-time freshmen are strongly encouraged to attend Orientation in person. The majority of Freshman Orientation sessions are for students only; however, there are a limited number of dates where students may be accompanied by one (1) guest (Summer Orientation only). 

Freshmen will begin receiving email invitations to sign up for Golden Eagle Orientation on or around November 1, 2023. Please follow the steps in the email to complete your Orientation reservation.

First-Year Connections (Summer Only)

Want to get a head start over the summer? Students who enroll in the Summer Connections 2024 program will have the chance to complete a GE math or English course before the start of the fall semester. Provisionally admitted freshmen should check their Cal State LA email for important information regarding their participation in our summer program. Visit the Early Academic Preparation page for more information.

Winter 2024

  • Monday, January 8, 2024
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2024
  • Thursday, January 11, 2024
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - Remote Orientation via Zoom
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - Remote Orientation via Zoom

Once you have your confirmed class schedule, you can also sign up for a Classroom Schedule Tour! This is a tour led by Orientation Leaders that will show you specifically where your classes will be taking place. A reservation is required.

  • Thursday, January 18, 2024

Winter 2024: What's Next?

► Download the Cal State LA GETMobile App!

Download GETMobile app to view your class and exam schedules and other useful info. Log in to GETmobile from your phone with your #MyCalStateLA ID username (e.g., jsmith1) and password. For more info, visit

► Complete your Orientation reservation

Reserve your spot while spaces are available. Orientation dates are first come, first served!

► Finish the Pre-Orientation

Located in your Student Portal on the left-hand side; click the “Online Orientation” tab.

► Check your Orientation Task List

There are many important items you will need to take care of before you can successfully enroll in classes. Carefully review and complete each item on the Orientation Task List. We know this is all new for you, so if you have questions, ask!

► Get academic advisement and register for classes

  • You will participate in a small-group advising session and register for classes at in-person Orientation. For further resources on academic advising, visit the Academic Advising Student Resource page

► Join your Golden Eagle Orientation House!

  • New students will be automatically sorted into a GEO House
  • Make friends and network with your fellow new students, even before Orientation!
  • Get your questions answered by the Orientation Leader team
  • You will receive an email invitation to use your GETMobile app to join the GEO House online community