If you plan on attending classes at Cal State Fullerton this fall, please contact New Student Programs at (714) 278-2501 for instructions on how to complete your mandatory academic advising requirement (freshmen only).
New Student Orientation is a great opportunity for you to meet fellow new students and make valuable connections with current students, faculty and staff here at Cal State Fullerton.
Orientation is now mandatory for all first-time freshmen. If you plan to attend Cal State Fullerton in the fall, you MUST register to attend. Doing so will confirm your intent to attend Cal State Fullerton. If you do not register for orientation, you risk losing your admissions offer.
- What is New Student Orientation?
- Can my family attend?
- How do I know when to attend?
- How long will it last?
- What if I'm unable to attend any of the dates?
- How do I register for Orientation?
- What does the program cost?
- New Student Orientation Fee Waiver
- What if I want to take summer classes?
- What if I have special needs?
New Student Orientation is a two-part program for first-time freshmen.
Part I: Freshmen and Transfer
Students Advisement and Registration
As a New Student Orientation participant, you will:
Part II: First-time Freshmen
Only: Student Life Orientation
At Student Life Orientation, you will:
|Can My Family Attend?|| We highly encourage family members
to participate by attending their own orientation session, which is offered
at the same time as the student session. Family Orientation is a great opportunity
for the families of first time freshmen to get acquainted with the university's
academic programs and resources, as well as learn more about the transition
both students and families will experience during the first year.
Cal State Fullerton strongly believes family participation is invaluable during this time of change, and although not mandatory, participation is strongly encouraged.
During Family Orientation, participants will have the opportunity to:
Our invitation to Family Orientation is inclusive of all family members - parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, children, partners and others but only for first time freshmen students. Attendance is limited to two family members per student. Also, please remember that students and family members will be attending separate programs. You will, however, have an opportunity to get together at the end of the day.
|How Do I Know When To Attend?||When you visit the registration website, your orientation program date will be determined by your major (including undeclared students) and/or any specialized university program you are participating in. Specialized programs include: University Honors, President's Scholars, Guardian Scholars, Freshman Programs, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and Summer Bridge. For details regarding your program date or the specialized programs, please visit the New Student Orientation registration website at www.fullerton.edu/orientation.|
|How Long Will It Last?||All orientation programs are approximately seven hours in length and have varying start times. You must attend the entire program in order to be eligible to register for fall courses. Please check the registration website for details.|
If I'm Unable to Attend
Any of the Dates?
|Since New Student Orientation is mandatory for all freshmen, you must contact our office at (714) 278-2501 if you have a conflict.|
|How Do I Register for Orientation?||
It's really simple. You can register online. Select a program date based on your major and/or special program and pay the program fee.
Currently, all New Student Orientation sessions have passed. If you plan on attending classes at Cal State Fullerton this fall, please contact New Student Programs at (714) 278-2501 for instructions on how to complete your mandatory academic advising requirement.
|What Does the Program Cost?|| The cost for an incoming freshman
student to attend orientation is $60 and $45 for Transfer students. Your
registration fee includes admission in both parts of the New Student Orientation
as well as a class schedule, university catalog, student handbook, orientation
materials and meals.
For Family Orientation, the registration fee is $25 for each family member attending.
|Students who have filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with the Office of Financial Aid by the priority deadline of March 2 will be considered for a waiver of their $60 fee. In order to be approved for a waiver, students must have demonstrated a zero estimated family contribution to their educational expenses. When you register for New Student Orientation via the website you will automatically be notified if your fee has been waived.|
If I Want to Take
| Specific information regarding Summer 2005 will
be available shortly. Please visit the website again for important details.
All incoming freshmen who do not pass the English and/or Mathematics placement examinations must take remedial courses their first semester. We strongly encourage you to complete remedial coursework during summer session. Freshmen courses are offered during two summer sessions: Session "C" starts in June (the Freshmen Success Program); Session "B" begins in July. Please note, all incoming freshmen will have an academic advisement hold that will not allow them to register for summer or fall classes until they have attended New Student Orientation and received academic advisement. If your summer class begins prior to New Student Orientation, contact the Academic Advisement Center (714-278-3601) to have your summer advisement hold removed. Freshmen taking summer courses that begin in July can attend New Student Orientation to remove both their summer and fall advising holds and register for both summer and fall courses at the same time.
|What If I Have Special Needs?||If you have any disability-related accommodation needs such as large-print materials, printed materials converted to Braille, interpreters, etc., please contact the Office of Disabled Student Services at (714) 278-3117. Their staff is available to assist you in making the most of your orientation experience.|