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San Diego State University

Fall 2016 Freshman Orientation

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    Class Registration

    When you attend New Student Orientation in its entirety (8 am to approximately 6 pm) and take care of the steps below, you will be able to register for classes at the end of your Orientation Program.

    Note: If you do not attend an orientation, you will have to wait until all orientation programs have been completed. This will be after all other freshmen who attended orientation have already registered.

    In order to register for classes, you MUST complete the following steps:

    1. Pay the full amount of your course registration fees two weeks prior to attending orientation in order to have your fees processed on time. If you pay online, your fees will be processed by the next business day. You MUST pay your fees on time or you will not be able to register for classes at orientation.
      (See the fee schedules)

    2. You MUST clear any holds indicated on the "My Registration" page located in your SDSU WebPortal. It can take up to 48 hours to clear some holds. Please plan accordingly or you will not be able to register for your classes at orientation.

    3. You MUST attend the entire orientation program; approximately 8 am to 6 pm.

    Plan ahead so you can register on time. Your registration date/time will change after you complete the orientation program. (Please note: until the date of your orientation, your web portal will reflect a later registration date.)

    The Fall 2018 class schedule is available online.

    (NOTE: Information is Subject to Change)

    Contact Us

    There will be many people on campus at Orientation to answer questions you may have.

    If you need to ask about something prior to your Orientation day, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of New Student and Parent Programs.

    (619) 594-1509

    Office Location:
    Student Services West, room 1602

    Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday,



    Mailing Address:
    New Student and Parent Programs
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182-7441