Congratulations on reaching this stage of your educational journey. We are excited that you have chosen Cal State LA as your university home.

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.

New transfer and returning students will begin receiving email invitations to sign up for Orientation in May 2024. Please follow the steps in the email to complete your Orientation reservation.


Summer 2024

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2024

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2024

  • Friday, July 26, 2024

  • Friday, July 26, 2024

  • Friday, July 26, 2024

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2024
  • Thursday, July 25, 2024

  • Monday, July 22, 2024
  • Friday, July 26, 2024

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.

  • Saturday, August 17, 2024

Summer 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 enroll in classes, including verifying the status of your financial aid award package (if applicable). Please pay careful attention to all the items on your Orientation Task List, and be sure to reach out with questions if anything is unclear.

► Participate in academic advisement and registration

  • You will be contacted by your academic advisement center with information regarding your fall courses. Be sure to check your email and follow all instructions so you can enroll in courses as soon as possible.
  • During your in-person orientation date, you will also be able to meet with advisors from your college to assist with the registration process. For further resources on academic advising, visit the Academic Advising Student Resource page.
  • NOTE: You will not be able to sign up for individual advising appointments until after orientation. 

► Join your First Flight Orientation House!

  • New students will automatically be sorted into a First Flight 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 inviting you to use your GETMobile app to join the online community