Golden Eagle Orientation

Golden Eagle statue in the foreground, students walking in the background.


GEO Online Pre-Orientation is a virtual program that will provide you with many of the basics about your new campus in the comfort of your own home! 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.

Starting your new journey can sometimes feel overwhelming. There are a LOT of things to know and learn about your new university home. Online Pre-Orientation is there to make it a little easier.

The program is available to all incoming students through your Student Portal, and is available to parents and guardians upon request. Online Pre-Orientation must be completed before you participate the Remote Orientation session.


Remote Orientation

Golden Eagle Remote Orientation is a one-day, two hour program that will provide you with basic information to help you prepare you for class registration. Golden Eagle Remote Orientation is required for first-time freshmen, transfer students, and returning students; dates for orientation sessions are determined by your academic college. Participation in Orientation and Academic Advisement is required for all new incoming and returning undergraduate students. You will need to make a reservation in order to participate in Remote Orientation; students without reservations will not be accommodated.

If you are a freshman and are participating in the EOP Summer Bridge Program, you DO NOT need to attend Orientation. If you're not sure if you are in Summer Bridge, please contact your EOP counselor.


As a new student at Cal State LA, it will be VERY IMPORTANT that you learn and adhere to all the various deadlines. The deadline to sign up for Golden Eagle Orientation for all incoming students is Monday, June 1, 2020. If you do not complete your Orientation reservation by this time (including paying the Orientation Fee), your admission to Cal State LA may be rescinded. If you have any questions about summer orientation, or if you have not received information via email regarding Orientation reservations, please be sure to contact our office before this deadline.

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


There is no cost to participate to access the Online Pre-Orientation or to participate in Remote Orientation. However, you do need to complete a reservation and select a date and time in order to participate.