Veterans Orientation

Dear Student Veterans,

At Sacramento State, we pride ourselves in showing you the same dedication that you have shown our country during your years of service. It is our goal to help you transition into university life so you may be able to enjoy all Sac State has to offer. New Student Orientation is required for all incoming students.

During Orientation, we will provide structured advising sessions that will introduce you to Sac State General Education and major course requirements.  In addition, we will provide a campus tour, assist you with course registration, and help you become familiar with campus resources and services.

The Veterans Success Center  staff will provide information on Sac State veterans programs and assist you in completing your VA benefits.

To register:

Step One: Accept Admissions

Step Two: Before you can register for Orientation, Admissions will need to verify information regarding transcripts (transfer students) or ELM/EPT requirement (first year students). For details, check the Admissions website.
Step Three: Log into MySacState

Step Four: Click STUDENT CENTER in the center of the page.

Step Five: Click New Student Orientation on the lower left side of the page and follow the directions.

Orientation sessions are based on the student's major. If a student’s major of interest has changed since he or she applied to Sac State, the student should select an orientation date based on his or her new major of interest. If a student needs to officially change their major, he or she can discuss that with an advisor during major advising.

Step Six: Confirm your reservation, and make note of how to pay your orientation fee and print your parking permit (see below). Students will receive an email confirmation of their reservation.

Welcome to Sac State!

Shawn Ryan
First Year Orientation Coordinator
USAF Veteran

Vets photo

"An incoming student veteran accepts the Sacramento State Challenge coin from
Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Ed Mills."


                             Student Schedule

Time Event
8:00am - 8:30am Check-In/Refreshments*
8:30am - 9:00am Welcome*
9:00am - 10:45am Academic Requirements
10:45am - 11:30am Campus Tour
11:30am -12:00pm Wokshops*
12:00pm - 12:30pm Workshops*
12:30pm - 1:20pm Lunch*
1:30pm - 3:00pm Major Advising*
3:15pm - 4:30pm Class registration
3:30pm - 4:30pm Hornet Wrap Up
*Joint Student and Guest Activity. Guest Schedule