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San Diego State University

Fall 2016 Freshman Orientation

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    Schedule at a Glance

    Plan to take advantage of the entire program from beginning to end. Check in will begin promptly at 8 am and will end at approximately 5:30 pm. We will NOT take walk-ins. All participants must be registered to attend.

    There is important information given to students and parents throughout the program, you won’t want to miss a second of it! It will greatly enhance your transition into the SDSU community.

    Student Program

    New Student Orientation (schedule subject to change)

    • Check-In (8 am)
    • Welcome
    • Students and parents will separate into their respective orientation programs
    • “Success at SDSU” workshop
    • Information Fair
    • Lunch with parents and guests (lunch is provided for registered program participants)
    • General Education & Graduation Requirements overview
    • Introduction to College Department & Major Requirements* (assistant deans and faculty will meet with you in groups about the requirements for your college, department, and major)
    • Course Registration (if Basic Tuition and fees are paid with no holds)
    • Optional Campus and Housing Tours
    • Program ends at approximately 5:30 pm.

    Note: Not all colleges and majors will be represented on all orientation dates. Be sure to sign up for a day your college and major are present. (Check the program dates.) Do not make travel arrangements before you have made a reservation.

    Parent Program

    Parent Orientation runs concurrently with each New Student Orientation (schedule subject to change)

    • Check-In (8 am)
    • Welcome
    • Students and parents will separate into their respective orientation programs
    • Parent Welcome and Student Services Overview: Representatives from Residential Education, Student Wellness, the faculty and current parents will be available to address your questions.
    • Information Fair
    • Lunch with students (lunch is provided for registered program participants)
    • “Preparing an SDSU Citizen” workshop
    • Graduation Requirements Overview
    • Academic Information Session*: assistant deans and faculty members from your student’s college will meet with you.
    • Student Perspective: current student leaders will meet with you to talk about life at SDSU.
    • Information Session on paying fees at SDSU, buying textbooks, housing, meal plans and more!
    • Program ends at approximately 5:30 pm.

    *All colleges and majors will not be represented on all days. Be sure to sign up for a day your student’s college and major are present. (Check the program dates.)

    Note: All guests are required to register and attend the Parent Orientation program. Guests under 15 years of age are not encouraged to attend.

    the Greek Life information booth

    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.

    Telephone:
    (619) 594-1509

    Office Location:
    Student Services West, room 1602

    Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday,
    8am-4:30pm

    E-mail:
    orientation@mail.sdsu.edu

    Web:
    studentaffairs.sdsu.edu/nspp

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