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. The majority of Transfer/Returner Orientation dates are for students only; however, there are a limited number of dates where students may be accompanied by one (1) guest (Summer Orientation only).

New transfer and returning students 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.

Remote Orientation vs. In-Person Orientation

We know that our transfer and returning communities have different needs and responsibilities. Attend in-person Orientation to receive the full experience, or, for your convenience, you may also select one of the Remote Orientation sessions (while spaces are available).

Winter 2024

  • Monday, January 8, 2024
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2024
  • Thursday, January 11, 2024

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • Wednesday, January 17, 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.

  • 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 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 assigned academic advisement center with information regarding your online advising and registration session. For further resources on academic advising, visit the Academic Advising Student Resource page

► Join your Golden Eagle Orientation House!

  • New students will automatically be 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 inviting you to use your GETMobile app to join the online community