Golden Eagle Orientation

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Remote Orientation

Sign up for Remote Orientation today! Check your personal and Cal State LA email accounts for instructions. Or, click the "Orientation Reservations" icon in your Student Portal.

The deadline to sign up is November 20, 2020.

Golden Eagle Remote Orientation

Golden Eagle Remote Orientation is a one-day, approx. two-hour program hosted online that will help you begin your transition into the University community.

The program is required for all incoming undergraduate first-time freshmen, transfer students, and returning students only. You will need to make a reservation in order to participate in Remote Orientation. The Orientation Fee is $70.

Sign up now through your Student Portal by selecting the “Orientation Reservations” icon.

Online Pre-Orientation

Starting your new journey can sometimes feel overwhelming. Online Pre-Orientation can help make it a little easier.

Online Pre-Orientation is a virtual program that will provide you with many of the basics about your new campus. After logging into your student portal, you can access the program by clicking "Online Orientation."

You can complete the program at your own pace, and if you need to step away for a while, the system will remember your place and bring you back to that spot when you return. Online Pre-Orientation must be completed before you participate in your Remote Orientation session.

The program is available to all incoming students and is available to parents and guardians upon request.

Information Sessions

Certain departments host Information Sessions, in addition to Golden Eagle Orientation, to share important news specific to different student populations. Please see below for possible information sessions that may pertain to you.

International Students: International Students are required to attend a separate information session, hosted by the International Office, concerning your transition to the United States and Cal State LA. For more information, please visit International Programs.

Veterans: The Veterans Resource Center offers an information session exclusively for military-connected Cal State LA students, including veterans and the dependents of veterans. To learn more, please contact the Veterans Resource Center.

Students with Disabilities: The Office for Students with Disabilities offers multiple information sessions during the summer to help you better understand the transition to Cal State LA from your previous institution. Please visit the OSD website for more information.

Graduate Students: The Office of Graduate Studies also offers orientation programs for incoming graduate students. For more information, visit New Graduate Student Orientation


Contact Us

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact [email protected].