First Year Orientation
Welcome to Sacramento State!
As a new first year student, you have the opportunity to continue your education in an environment rich with opportunity. Since every university/college is different, your first step is to attend first year Orientation. Orientation is required for all first year students.
What Happens at Orientation?
During Orientation, students will meet with major and General Education advisors. During these sessions, advisors will discuss academic policies and course selection. By the end of Orientation, students will know university policies and deadlines, academic requirements, campus programs and services, and be familiar with the campus.
There is no guest or parent program during Winter Orientation.
- Dates of Orientation
- Student: $26
Pay online (see CashNet below) OR by sending a check or money order with a copy of your confirmation page to: Sacramento State, New Student Orientation, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6134. Make checks payable to Sacramento State. We cannot accept cash or credit cards the day of your Orientation. Cash can be accepted at Student Financial Services prior to your Orientation session. To confirm your orientation date, orientation fees are due within five days of placing your reservation.
Fees for Orientation cover the cost of staffing, lunch, parking, and program materials. Financial aid does not apply to Orientation fees.
Please note: Refunds can be given only if you request a cancellation in writing at least two business days in advance of your assigned date. Email your written cancellation at email@example.com. Refunds will be processed once a month. For changes in reservations, call (916) 278-7841.
Requests for sign language interpreters, real time captioners, materials in alternative formats, or ADA accommodations should be made at least 10 working days in advance by contacting the Services to Students with Disabilities office at (916) 278-6955 voice or (916) 278-7239 TTY
All scholarship recruited transfer student-athletes are required to participate in University Orientation programs. Athletic advisors will be available to answer academic and NCAA eligibility questions. Student athletes should also contact their coaches regarding additional summer academic and life skills programs. Clarification: This University Orientation requirement applies to recruited athletes participating in NCAA-sponsored Intercollegiate Athletic Department sports.
Student veterans and dependents of veterans are required to attend New Student Orientation. Staff of the Veteran Success Center (VSC) will be available to answer questions and provide advice on completing and filling VA claims forms for federal and state education assistance programs and with applying for and using their federal and state sponsored educational benefits.