About Us

Mission Statement

New Student Orientation at Sacramento State assists new students with their transition to campus by providing programs and services that outline the University's academic requirements as well as social and developmental opportunities. In addition, we provide parents with an understanding of University expectations and policies required of their student. Orientation is the initial step in understanding each student's unique path to obtaining a bachelor's degree and becoming a Sac State alum.

Goals

  • Facilitate initial academic advising, course selection and registration while providing comprehensive information about academic requirements and expectations.
  • Prepare parents and guests of students for the personal and academic development changes that will take place during their transition to college.
  • Provide opportunities for students to connect within the campus community.
  • Create an atmosphere that values the unique individuality of our students.
  • Introduce students to the campus environment, facilities, and resources that will support their educational goals and enhance overall student experience.
  • Provide structured opportunities for new students and their families to meet and develop relationships with faculty, staff, continuing students and other new students.
  • Provide on-going program evaluation in order to adapt the program to meet the needs of entering new students.

student guides

Staff

Mary Shepherd - Assistant Director of Academic Advising/Coordinator of New Student Orientation

Shawn Ryan - Coordinator of First Year Orientation 

Cindy Brandon - Office Manager

Morgan Dodds- Student Orientation Coordinator

Andrew Shaw- Student Orientation Coordinator

Maricela Aguayo Luviano & Martie Acob- Reservations Coordinator

Monica Dattage-Special Projects Coordinator

Contact Us

Monday - Friday - 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Lassen Hall 1010
916-278-7841
Orient.reservations@csus.edu

Office Closed

November 11, 2014
November 27-28, 2014
December 24-31, 2014
January 1, 2015