First-Year On-Campus Ram Orientation

Our on-campus orientation is a 2 day program that allows students to connect with peers, campus resources, and current students, take a campus tour, and participate in group advising and register for classes. Students will stay overnight in a residence hall on campus and eat meals in our dining halls.

This experience provides students the opportunity to become acquainted with campus, make connections and get their questions answered. This orientation format is offered throughout June and July. To pick the session that best fits your schedule, view the First-Year On-Campus Ram Orientation Dates.


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On-Campus Ram Orientation Process

On-campus Ram Orientation is a 3 step process. All 3 steps must be completed to successfully finish orientation. If you have any questions about completing any of the steps, contact our office.

Step 1: Register for On-Campus Ram Orientation

Using your CSU eName and password, sign in to our Orientation Reservations system and select the session that is best for you. There is also a section for you to fill out with any AP, IB, or Dual Enrollment courses you have taken and the scores you earned (or anticipate earning). Be sure to fill out this section as fully as possible to ensure the most helpful Academic Advising and Course Registration experience at Orientation. To pick the session that best fits your schedule, view the First-Year On-Campus Ram Orientation Dates.

If you would like to register someone for Parent, Family, and Guest Orientation, you will be able to do that during the registration process as well.

Step 2: Complete the Required Orientation Modules

The Required Orientation Modules are now open. You will receive a direct link to your CSU email account inbox with information about how to access and complete the Required Orientation Modules. These online modules will provide you with information you need to know before attending your On-Campus Ram Orientation session. You must complete these online modules at least 1 week before your scheduled Ram Orientation session.

Step 3: Attend On-Campus Ram Orientation

During your 2-day overnight Ram Orientation session, you will became acquainted with campus, make connections and get your questions answered. Students will stay overnight in a residence hall and be able to experience being a first-year CSU student. During orientation you will also participate in group advising and course registration.  

View a sample schedule for First-Year Ram Orientation. Note, the start and end time of the program will NOT change. Session type and times may change.


Ram Orientation Parking

For your Ram Orientation session, you will need to reserve your parking. This can be done online prior to arrival utilizing ParkMobile.

Click here for instructions for how to purchase your Ram Orientation Parking.

Note: To reserve your parking, you will need the license plate number of the car you will be bringing to Orientation. If you will be using a rental car, wait to purchase your parking until you know the license plate.