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First Year Orientation Student Orientation

COVID-19 Updates

Due to the Coronavirus, we will be providing new students with a virtual orientation experience this Summer. We can’t wait to connect with you and share what it is like to be part of the Hornet family.

Important Dates & Info

Hornet Pre-Orientation: An online introduction to Sac State. Access information will be sent in early April to be completed prior to attending your virtual orientation session.

Virtual Campus Tour: Want to see campus? Check out our online tour.

For updates follow us on Instagram: @csusclassof2025official

About First Year Orientation

Welcome Future Hornet

Congratulations on being admitted to Sac State.

First year Orientation is a required one-day program designed to help all new, first-year students get off to the right start by helping them learn about academic requirements, meeting with faculty major advisors and learning about campus programs and services.

Fall 2021 Orientation Dates

  • Registration Opens: April 1, 2021
  • Registration Closes: June 25, 2021
  • Orientation: July 19 - August 4, 2021


Services to Students With Disabilities

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 or (916) 278-6955 voice.

Program Based Orientation (Summer Orientation)

Students attend Orientation based on their major of interest. However, please note that there are specific dates for the following:

  • EOP (Educational Opportunity Program)
  • Scholarship and/or Recruited Student-Athletes
  • Honors

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