First Time Freshmen Orientation and Registration Information

Note: Orientation registration for Fall 2018 First-Time Freshmen will open in spring 2018.

All First Time Freshmen are required to attend New Student Orientation (NSO)

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a full-day program where you can meet fellow new students, connect with current CSUF students, faculty, and staff, receive mandatory academic advising, and register for your Fall classes. NSO sessions last from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and you are required to attend the entirety of the program.  


Orientation occurs during the months of June and July. Specific orientation dates are assigned to students depending on their major or participation in special programs. We highly encourage students to register for a mandatory orientation session before scheduling any summer commitments, trips or vacation. 

Cost of Attendance:

The cost of attending an NSO is $85 for students, which covers your meals and materials for the day. NSO also includes a concurrent Parent and Family Orientation program at an additional fee.

Fee Deferrals: Based on ancitipated financial aid, some students may be eligible for a fee deferral at the time of registration. This means that collection of the student's orientation fee will be postponed until financial aid is awarded. A student with an Expected Family Contribution of "0"  is automatically awarded for the deferral if they meet the criteria. 

$85.00* First Time Freshman Orientation Fee 
$65.00* First Family Member Orientation Fee (Optional)
$35.00* Second Family Member Orientation Fee (Optional)
*All orientation fees are nonrefundable

orientation registration Instructions

In order to register for New Student Orientation you must:

  • Login to your CSUF Student Portal and access Titan Online.
  • Follow the step-by-step instructions on how to access the Orientation Registration system and how to select a date orientation. 
  • Before registering for orientation, you must accept your offer of admission and pay the $250 enrollment deposit (if applicable). 

Once you register for orientation and select a date, you are responsible for attending on the date you have selected. If you withdraw your admissions from the University prior to attending NSO, or cancel your NSO registration, you are not eligible for a refund. If you are awarded a fee deferral and withdraw from the University, you will be responsible for any outstanding orientation fees that will no longer be covered by financial aid.  All orientation fees are nonrefundable.*

A How to Register for Orientation PDF Guide is also available herePDF File

All students must register and successfully pay for an orientation session by May 1, 2018. Missing this mandatory deadline may result in the loss of your admission to CSUF.