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New Student Orientation

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Parent & Guest Orientation

Congratulations. Your student has been admitted to Sacramento State. We are looking forward to meeting your student. To prepare him/her (and you) for their first semester at Sacramento State, we encourage your attendance at New Student Orientation.

Frequently Asked Questions


Program for Spanish Speaking Parents & Guests

Students may attend the orientation on this day regardless of the university career they plan to complete, but a parent or guest who speaks Spanish may accompany the student. Students who do not bring a registered guest who speaks Spanish by July 8 will be required to register for another orientation date. The program for parents and guests is for only one day and will end on July 8.

*Parents and guests are welcome to attend some of the other orientation dates we offer, but only portions of those sessions will be offered in Spanish.

Programa en Español para Padres e Invitados

Estudiantes podrán atender la orientación en este día independientemente de la carrera universitaria que planean completar, pero un padre o invitado que hable español puede acompañar al estudiante. Los estudiantes que no traigan a un invitado registrado que hable español para el 8 de julio serán requeridos a registrarse para otra fecha de orientación. El programa para los padres e invitados es por solo un día y concluirá el 8 de julio.

*Padres e invitados son bienvenidos en asistir algunas de las otras fechas de orientación que ofrecemos, pero solamente algunas porciones de aquellas sesiones serán ofrecidas en español.

First Year Parent & Guest Schedule

Time Event
7:45 - 8:15am Check-In*
8:15 - 9:10am Hornet Welcome & What Does it Mean to be a Hornet*
9:20 - 9:35am Introduction to the Parents & Families Program
9:15 - 9:50am Academic Requirements
9:50 - 10:30am Campus Tour
10:30 - 10:50am Parents & Families Program
10:50 - 11:10am First Year Programs
11:15 - 11:45am Student Engagement
11:45am - 12:15pm Paying for College
12:15- 1:20pm Lunch* 
1:30 - 2:45pm Major Advising*
3:00 - 3:55pm Workshop Presentations
4:00 - 4:30pm Student Panel Q & A

Transfer Parent & Guest Schedule

Time Event
7:45 - 8:15am Check-In/Refreshments
8:20 - 8:50am Hornet Welcome
9:00 - 9:45am Meet the Dean
10:00 - 10:55am The Road to Graduation
11:05 - 11:50am Campus Tour
12:00 - 12:30pm Workshops
12:30 - 1:20pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:00pm Major Advising
3:05 - 4:30pm Putting It All Together
4:30pm End of Program