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San Diego State University

Fall 2018 Transfer Orientation

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  • orientation activities



    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 end at approximately 6 pm.  We will NOT take walk-ins. All participants must be registered to attend.

    There is so much important information given to students throughout the program. It will greatly enhance your transition into the SDSU community.

    Student Orientation Program (schedule subject to change)

    • Check-In (8 am)
    • Welcome (on August 2, 3, 6 and 10, students and parents will separate in to their respective orientation programs after the welcome )
    • General Education & Graduation Requirements overview
    • Information Fair
    • Lunch (lunch is provided for registered program participants)
    • “Success at SDSU” workshop
    • 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 course registration fees are paid with no holds, transcripts have been received, and you attend the entire program; approximately 8 am to 6 pm)
    • Optional Campus and Housing Tours
    • Program ends at approximately 6 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.)

    Parent Program

    Parent Orientation runs concurrently with New Student Orientation. Parent Orientation will be available on August 2, 3, 6 and 10 ONLY.
    (schedule subject to change)

    • Check-In (8 am)
    • Welcome (students and parents will separate into their respective orientation programs after the welcome)
    • 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)
    • Student Perspective: Current student leaders will meet with you to talk about life at SDSU.
    • “Preparing an SDSU Citizen” workshop
    • Academic Information Session: Assistant deans and faculty members from your student’s college will meet with you.*
    • Graduation Requirements Overview
    • Program ends at approximately 6 pm

    *All Colleges and majors will not be represented all days. Be sure to sign up for a day your student's major is present. (Check the program dates.)

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

    father and son at orientation

    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