Transfer Orientation

Orientation Dates


As a transfer student from Southern California, Orientation played an essential role in acclimating myself with the campus and the Sacramento area. Without it, I would have been lost on both academic and social aspects of Sac State."

-Mayra Diaz, Senior

Students attend Orientation based on their major of interest.   This page will update throughout October as major departments confirm their advising dates.

CLICK HERE for directions on how to sign up for Orientation via the student's My Sac State.


Art January 9
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Biological Sciences January 6 or 9
Business (Admitted majors only) January 5, 6 or 8
Business (Expressed Interest) January 5, 6 or 8
Chemistry January 7
Child Development January 7 or 8
Civil Engineering* January 5
Communication Studies
Computer Engineering*
Computer Science* January 8
Construction Management* January 9
Criminal Justice (Admitted majors only) January 6 or 8
Criminal Justice (Expressed Interest) January 6 or 8
Dance January 6
Deaf Studies January 9
Economics January 9
Electrical Engineering*
English January 5
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies January 7
Family and Consumer Sciences January 7
Film Studies January 6
Geography January 5
Geology January 5
Gerontology January 5
Government January 6
Graphic Design* January 6
Health Science (Admitted majors only) January 7
Health Science (Expressed Interest) January 7
Humanities & Religious Studies January 6
Interior Design* January 6
Kinesiology January 5
Liberal Studies# January 7 or 9
Mechanical Engineering* January 5
Music January 6
Nursing (Admitted majors only) January 9
Nursing (Expressed Interest) January 5 or 8
Nursing (RN to BSN) January 9
Philosophy January 6 
Photography January 6
Psychology (Admitted majors only) January 6 or 8
Psychology (Expressed Interest) January 7 or 9
Recreation, Parks, Tourism Administration January 9
Social Science January 7
Social Work
Sociology January 7 
Speech Pathology & Audiology January 9
Theatre January 6
Women's Studies January 5

* Indicates pre-major

#Liberal Studies is a major preparing students for elementary education teaching. IT IS NOT A LIBERAL ARTS DEGREE.