Golden Eagle Orientation

Orientation Leaders with the school mascot, Eddie the Eagle

Welcome to Cal State LA! We’re glad you’ve chosen to continue your education with us, and we are excited to help make your transition a smooth and positive experience!



Golden Eagle Orientation is a one-day program that will provide you with essential information to help you get to know your new campus, and prepare you to begin classes. As a part of orientation you will receive:

  • Group academic advising
  • An introduction to campus services
  • A tour of campus
  • Assistance in registration for the upcoming class session
  • An opportunity to meet other new and returning students

Golden Eagle Orientation is offered for first-time freshmen, transfer students, and returning students; dates for orientation sessions are determined by your academic college. Participation in Orientation and Academic Advisement is required for all new incoming and returning undergraduate students. Freshmen participating in EOP Summer Bridge are exempt from this requirement. Reservations are required; walk-ins will not be accommodated.


New this year is our Freshman Overnight Orientation program! Click here for more information.



GEO Pre-Orientation will be available to all incoming students through the Student Portal. This program will let you review very important campus information at your own pace, and must be completed before you attend the In-Person session.

Additional Orientation/Information Programs

The Veterans Resource Center offers an information session exclusively for Cal State LA student veterans and the dependents of veterans. To learn more, please contact the Veterans Resource Center.

Graduate Studies also offers orientation programs for incoming graduate students. Click here for more information.


The deadline to sign up for Golden Eagle Orientation for all incoming students is Friday, June 2, 2017. If you have any questions about summer orientation, or if you have not received information via email regarding Orientation reservations, please be sure to contact our office before this deadline.

Parents/Guardians/Family Support Members

Golden Eagle Parent Orientation is offered for the parents/guardians/family support members of first-time freshmen and new transfer students to help acquaint them with the college experience and how they can play a role in the success of their student. Parents are encouraged to attend. 


The fee to attend Golden Eagle Orientation is $70 for both freshmen, transfer students, and returning students; the fee for a parent to attend Golden Eagle Parent Orientation is $46. Both fees must be paid at the time of your reservation, and are non-refundable and non-transferable. Fee Waiver Requests will not be accepted.

Overnight accommodations are available on-campus for students attending Orientation and one parent/guardian only. Minors not attending Orientation are not permitted to stay in University Housing. For on-campus rate information, click here.

If you are interested in off-campus accommodations, please click here.

For more information on each of the Golden Eagle Orientation programs, please click the appropriate link on the left.



Office Hours

Monday -Thursday:
    8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday:

Office Location

    Student Affairs Building
    Room 106