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First Year Orientation Student Orientation

About First Year Orientation

Welcome Future Hornet

Orientation is a required two-day program for all new first year students.

Orientation is designed to help new 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.

Students cannot register for classes until they attend both days of orientation.

  • Registration Opens: April 1, 2020
  • Registration Closes: June 12, 2020
  • Orientation: June 29 - August 6, 2020


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 (916) 278-6955 voice or (916) 278-7239 TTY.

Child Care

Students who are in need of childcare (ages 1-5 years) during Orientation may arrange for free child care from the ASI Children's Center. This is based on space availability and requests for care should be made at least seven working days in advance. For arrangements call the ASI Children's Center at (916) 278-6216. Childcare will not be available on Saturdays.

Program Based & Spanish 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
  • Spanish Language Guest Program

Learn more about these Options

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