Transfer Orientation

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Our Parent & Guest Program is designed to help guests know as much as possible about the University so they will be in a better position to encourage and support their student while he/she is pursuing a degree at Sacramento State. During Orientation, guests will learn about academic requirements necessary for their student to get a degree and the numerous programs and services available to help them reach that goal. Many of these services are free! Students are encouraged to bring their parent/guest with them to Orientation.

Parents, Spouses & Guests

Campus Services

Orientation features informative workshops on campus programs and services. There will also be staff members from specific programs and services available to answer your questions during lunch (including Financial Aid and Veterans Success Center). For additional information, visit the Parent Talk website.

Orientation Program Fees

Students: $55
Parent/Guest: $50/person

Paying Orientation Fees

Pay online (See CashNet below) OR send a check or money order with a copy of your confirmation page to: New Student Orientation, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6134. Make Checks payable to Sacramento State. We cannot accept cash or credit card 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 seven days of placing your reservation.

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*A limited amount of financial assistance is available on a first come first serve basis.  This is for students who wish to attend but might otherwise be unable.  Financial assistance does not apply to guest. Orientation fee reduction request well be processed after your Orientation Reservation has been reserved.  Fee reduction forms must be received and approved prior to your Orientation date.  Fee reduction forms will not be accepted the day of Orientation. Contact (916)278-4794 for details. Fee reduction form.

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. You can email us your written cancellation at orient.reservations@csus.edu. Refunds will be processed once a month. For changes in reservations, call (916) 278-7841.

Guest Schedule
Time Event
8:00am - 8:30am Check-In/Refreshments*
8:30am - 9:00am Welcome*
9:00am - 10:00am Meet the Dean
10:00am - 10:45am The Road to Graduation
10:45am - 11:30am Campus Tour
11:30am -12:00pm Workshops*
12:00pm - 12:30pm Workshops*
12:30pm - 1:20pm Lunch*
1:30pm - 3:00pm Major Advising*
3:15pm - 4:00pm Meeting with the Associate Vice President
4:00pm - 4:30pm Questions & Answers
*Joint Student & Guest Activity


Liberal Studies Schedule
Time Event
8:00am - 8:30am Check-In/Refreshments*
8:30am - 10:45am Major Advising*
10:45am - 11:30am Campus Tour*
11:30am -12:00pm Workshops*
12:00pm - 12:30pm Workshops*
12:30pm - 1:20pm Lunch*
1:30pm - 2:15pm Credential & Graduation Requirements *
2:15pm - 3:15pm Break
3:15pm - 4:00pm Meeting with the Associate Vice President
4:00pm - 4:30pm Questions & Answers