Parents and Guests 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.

Our Parent and Guardian Program is designed to help you know as much about Sacramento State so you will be in a better position to encourage and support your student. During New Student Orientation, you will learn about the academic requirements students must complete and the various programs and services offered to help along the way (many of which are free). Come learn how you can help your student succeed and graduate from Sac State.

Time Event

8:15am - 8:45am


8:45am - 9:20am 

Hornet Welcome*

9:20am - 9:35am

Parents & Families Program

9:40am - 10:10am

Academic Requirements 

10:15am - 10:50am

Campus Tour

10:50am - 11:05am

First Year Programs

11:05am - 11:30am

Paying for College

11:30am - 12:00pm

Student Engagement

12:00pm- 12:50pm


1:00pm - 2:30pm

Major Advising*

2:40pm - 3:15pm

Supporting Your Student

3:15pm - 3:45pm

Student Panel Q & A

3:50pm - 4:20pm

Putting It All Together



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