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Hornet Pre-Orientation

After submitting your Intent to Enroll, you can begin Hornet Pre-Orientation. This online program will outline Sac State information you need to be aware of prior to attending in-person Orientation. 

Topics covered include: advising resources, academics, paying for college, student services, student life and planning for Orientation. You will need to complete this 45-minute program prior to attending on-campus Orientation. 

All new students must complete the pre-orientation online program prior to attending Orientation.

Access Hornet Pre-Orientation

Hornet Pre-Orientation is located in your Student Center on the lower right under the Important Links heading.

For best results, we recommend using Google Chrome. 

Student Center Pre-Orientation Location

The Pre-Orientation Checklist

Download the checklist and bring it with you to ensure you have a smooth and productive Orientation.

First Year Students

Orientation check-in begins promptly at 8:15 am in the University Union. Be sure to bring your confirmation letter and parking permit.

The checklist will be available by October 30th. 

Transfer Students

Orientation check-in begins promptly at 7:45 am in the University Union. Be sure to bring your confirmation letter and parking permit.

The checklist will be available by October 30th.