Golden Eagle Orientation

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Golden eagle statue and library building


After registering for Remote Orientation, complete the Online Pre-Orientation program before your orientation session date to get important information as you start your journey at Cal State LA. In your student portal, click “Online Orientation” to access.

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.

Golden Eagle 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. 

The program is required for all incoming undergraduate first-time freshmen, transfer students, and returning students. Dates for orientation sessions are determined by your academic college. 

You will need to make a reservation in order to participate in Remote Orientation; students without reservations will not be accommodated. Sign up now

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.


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].