Frequently Asked Questions


New Student Orientation

What should I bring to orientation?

Please make sure you have everything on the What to Bring list online.

What should I expect?

New Student Orientation is a full day program (8:00am - 5:30pm), which integrates academic requirements, social standards and connection with the CSUF community. You can expect to meet fellow new students, converse with academic advisors, register for classes and learn more about the many benefits of being a Titan.

Can I bring a guest with me?

Students attending New Student Orientation may bring a guest with them to participate in New Parent and Family Orientation at an additional cost. Please note that New Parent and Family Orientation is a program that runs concurrent to New Student Orientation and guests will not spend the day with students. Students attending Transfer Student Orientation may not bring any guests with them.

Is there an orientation program for family members or guests?

There is an orientation program for family members and guests for New Student Orientation, but not Transfer Student Orientation. The student must register their guests online through their Student Portal. It is $55 for the first guest and $35 for the second guest. Only two guests per student are allowed at orientation.

Is orientation mandatory?

Yes, orientation is mandatory and finalizes your intent to register for classes and attend Cal State Fullerton for the Fall 2016 semester.

Is there a cost to attend orientation?

It costs $85 per student to attend New Student Orientation, and this must be paid in order to confirm your orientation date.

Do I need to complete anything before orientation?

Please complete the Before Orientation Checklist prior to attending orientation.

Where can I get updates/additional information about orientation?

University Outreach and New Student Programs release all important updates via the students CSUF email address. Students can also contact our office at 657-278-2501 during our regular business hours of 8 am – 7 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8 am – 5 pm Fridays.

What is the agenda like?

You will receive a current agenda, including all mandatory sessions, once you arrive for your session.

I will have to leave early/arrive late for my orientation session. What do I do?

You must register for an orientation session that you are able to attend for the duration of the program. Orientation is mandatory requirement in order to schedule classes and begin as a student for the Fall 2016 semester, and students must attend all day.

Am I able to get a refund for orientation?

No, all orientation fees are nonrefundable for both students and guests under any circumstances. No exceptions will be made.

Do I need to register to attend orientation?

Yes, you need to register in order to secure a spot for orientation no later than May 13, 2016.

Why am I unable to register for orientation?

In order to register for orientation, you must have first paid your $250 enrollment deposit and committed to attending Cal State Fullerton. Once this is done, you will be allowed to register.