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Orientation is designed to help transfer students feel welcomed and part of the CSUSM community. The Transfer Orientation experience gives incoming students the opportunity to visit the campus, learn about advising, the course registration process and meet faculty and staff members.

Transfer Orientation Sessions run June through August and are half-day sessions either AM: 8am-12:30pm or PM: 1pm-5pm. Due to space restrictions, guests are not permitted to attend. Some Transfer Orientation Sessions will be offered for specific majors. 

If you have any questions, visit our FAQ Page.

Transfer Orientation Dates

After a student accepts the intent to enroll and pays the $150 enrollment deposit, an Orientation hold will be visible in MyCSUSM for those who need to attend Orientation. This hold prevents course registration and will be removed the day of a student's Orientation. A student's registration occurs at their scheduled Orientation. If an Orientation hold is not on a student's account, they may not have to attend Orientation. Contact Orientation and New Student Programs with any questions. 

Orientation reservations can be made now in MyCSUSM. Students should never make arrangements (i.e. travel, work, etc) to attend a particular Orientation until it has been reserved.

Paying your Orientation Fee

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