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Registering for Orientation

Orientation sessions are based on the student's major. Reservations are required and processed online via your MySacState account. Students who do not attend Orientation will not be permitted to enroll this Fall.

  • Transfer Orientation Reservations: April 1 - June 6
  • First-Year Orientation Reservations: April 1 - June 24

How to sign up for Orientation

Step One: Accept Admissions

Step Two: Before you can register for Orientation, Admissions will need to verify the information submitted to the University.

Step Three: Log into MySacState

Step Four: Click STUDENT CENTER in the center of the page.

Step Five: Click Switch To Full Site

Step Six: Click New Student Orientation at the bottom of the page and follow the directions. Orientation sessions are based on the student's major. If a student’s major of interest has changed since they applied to Sac State, the student should select an orientation date based on their new major of interest. If a student needs to officially change their major, they can discuss that with an advisor during major advising.

Step Seven: Confirm your reservation and make note of how to pay your orientation fee. Students will receive an email confirmation of their reservation.


Orientation Fees

To confirm your orientation date, orientation fees are due within 10 days of making your reservation.

Type First Year Transfer
Students $70 $70
Parents and Guests $63 $63

Paying Options

There are two options for paying the orientation fee:

Option 1: Payable online using the PAY link below. There is a service fee for this option.

Option 2: Send a check or money order with a copy of your confirmation page to Sacramento State, New Student Orientation, 6000 J Street, CA 95819. Make checks/money orders payable to Sacramento State.


Please note: Refunds can be given only if you request a cancellation in writing at least two business days in advance of your assigned date. You can email us your written cancellation to Refunds will be processed once a month. For changes in your reservations, call (916) 278-7841.

Fee Reduction Form

Student Reduction Form

* A limited amount of financial assistance is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. This is for students who wish to attend but might otherwise be unable. Financial assistance does not apply to the guest. The orientation fee reduction request will be processed after your Orientation Reservation has been reserved. Fee reduction forms must be received and approved prior to your Orientation date.