International Students

In keeping with the goal of New Student Orientation, we have designed this program to meet the needs of incoming new International Students through the following:

  • Providing the opportunity for students to gain knowledge and information about campus resources and services.
  • Informing students on how to achieve academic success.
  • Encouraging interaction among current and new students to ensure a smooth transition.
  • Connection and networking with college administration, faculty and staff.
  • Informing students of involvement opportunities in a range of areas.

Register for New Student Orientation

Please take the time to register for New Student Orientation. Space is limited, making registration essential.

Orientation Dates

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Transfer and Graduate


Thursday, August 21, 2014

10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Freshmen

Orientation Schedule

9:30 a.m.  Check-in and Campus Resources Tour

Beginning every 15 minutes once check-in begins, tours will focus on various locations that will help integrate new students into the Academic, Cultural, and Social context of the campus.

10:30 a.m.  Welcome

10:45 a.m.  Involvement Opportunities by IESC Staff

This component will inform students about the different involvement opportunities within CSUN through various clubs, organizations, and programs available to international students.

11 a.m.  Technology @ CSUN by Information Technology (IT)

Reviewing technological services including the Student Portal, computer and internet services, etc.

11:15 a.m.  Classrooms and Community by IESC Staff

Through an interactive discussion format, this component will remind students of resources available to them that reference new and current immigration regulations, policies, and procedures as they pertain to legal F1 student status. Additionally this component will highlight International student success stories concerning a traditional CSUN university classroom experiences. Various topics are addressed including: Differences between high school, community college, and US universities; appropriate classroom conduct; faculty expectations; ethical issues, cheating, and plagiarism (including using the Web and internet resources for cheating); campus community standards; and, myths of living and interacting with American students.

11:45 a.m.  Student Health by Klotz Student Health Center staff and Wells Fargo staff

Reviewing topics concerning Health, the Klotz Student Health Center and Wells Fargo Insurance Services will provide information about services provided as well as their importance.

12 p.m. Lunch, Campus Resource and Service Fair

Box lunches will be served. Students will be encouraged to enjoy lunch with fellow classmates and interact with a wide variety of campus representatives, service departments, and others who help to enhance the Academic, Cultural, and Social student experience.

1 p.m.  Steps to Success by college representatives

Presented by staff members from each college advising center, students will become familiar with the CSUN college structure (contacts, resources and who to know). Additionally, information will be provided regarding the University Catalog, Schedule of Classes, www.csun.edu/portal, "DPR", Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam and other general information. Forms and deadlines on taking control of one's own education will also be highlighted.

*Undergraduate students will be broken up into college specific sessions; Graduate Students will receive a non-college specific presentation.

Orientation Essentials

We look forward to seeing you at your New Student Orientation. Here are some essential tips and reminders:

  • Your orientation parking pass will be emailed to you when you register for your New Student Orientation. Be sure to bring it with you.
  • When you come to campus, be sure you are in the designated parking lot or structure that is on your parking pass. For directions and lot locations, see our campus map.
  • Bring you class schedule to the orientation so that orientation leaders may help you map out your first few days on campus, making your initial class meetings a breeze.

Bring a CSUN student ID or another form of picture ID to check in to the program. For a CSUN student ID, visit Bayramian Hall student services.


Advising Checklist

2013-14 Handbook

Student Service Centers and Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) Advisement

Maps and Permits (Maps and permits will be able to download and print as the programming dates gets closer. Please check back this page around mid-August.)

Past Presentations

Download the most recent International Student Orientation workshops:


If you have any further questions, please contact the New Student Orientation staff at (818) 677-4100 or via email at newstudentorientation@csun.edu. You may also review the FAQs page for any questions you may have.

If you have any questions about your immigration status please contact your International Student Advisor at the International and Exchange Student Center at: (818) 677-3053.

Disclaimer: The New Student Orientation website contains information authorized and available at the time of publication. Its content, including dates and fee amounts, is subject to change without prior notice or obligation.