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Parents & Guests New Student Orientation

About Parents & Guests

Welcome Hornet Parents!

Congratulations! You must be so proud that your student was admitted to Sac State.

Due to the Covid-19, we will not be able to invite you and your student to attend in-person New Student Orientation. However, we have been busy putting together virtual programming and online resources for you.

Hornet Pre-Orientation

Your student is required to complete Hornet Pre-Orientation, which is an online program designed to introduce Sac State academics, services and programs. You can also access the program by creating a guest account. Click Hornet Pre-Orientation in the Resources section of this webpage.

Family Handbook

We know families play an important role in the success of their students. To help you support your student, we have a Family Handbook in the Resources section. We hope you will find this useful. In August, we will include a printed copy when we send your student their welcome packet.

Parents & Families Program

Get connected with other parents and supporters with our Parent & Families Program.


We know you have questions about Sac State and what the experience will be like for your students. We have so many programs and services to offer them – even virtually. From June 15-August 14, there will be numerous online program presentations offered during Discover Sac State. There will be programs for students and parents. Topics will include: Academics, Support Programs, Getting Involved, Paying for College, and programs just for parents. The Discover Sac State website is currently under construction. When it is ready, you can access in the Resources section on this webpage.

Division Resources

Find Us

Department of Student Affairs
Lassen Hall, Room 1010
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact Us

Phone: (916) 278-7841