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Your International Orientation will be the Thursday prior to when your classes begin. After your successful completion of your MOODLE Steps for International Students, you will want to confirm your attendance to your pre-assigned Orientation date.
Please do the following:
Check-in and Campus Tours will begin at 8:00 am; the program officially starting at 9:30 am. We plan on having you with us till 2:15pm. Each component of the program is important and will help you in becoming acquainted with the CSUN campus. For more information on the components please click on the International Orientation "Schedule" link.
New Student Orientation is an event that the University offers to prepare all of its new students for the academic, social, and cultural change into California State University, Northridge. Throughout the Orientation Day, new students will be advised on appropriate steps to take in order to achieve academic success. Students will also get a chance to meet their peers, both fellow new students and continuing CSUN students, who will offer help and suggestions to ensure a smooth transition into CSUN.
Yes. It is very important that you attend the day of International Orientation. This day is designed to meet your specific needs as an international student.
It is highly recommended that you attend International Orientation. By attending on your assigned date you will benefit greatly because it will allow you to familiarize yourself with the specific requirements of international students so that you remain in status and are aware of the University and Government policies and procedures. You will also have the chance to ask questions to people who work within International Programs, and meet other international students.
There is a $75.00 dollar fee to attend New Student Orientation for International Students. These fees will be handled through Student Financial Services. Freshman Students will be assessed this fee automatically. Transferring and Graduate Students will be assessed this fee after you have attended this event. Please do not bring this fee with you at Orientation as we'll not be taking cash or checks. Please be advised that your receipt will be available in your student account as an itemized payment and can be found by logging in into myNorthridge Portal. Choose "view Account Information" under the "My Financial Obligations" to review your payment after you have come to your orientation.
Yes, however, this varies based on your Academic College. Various Colleges will help assist their students register on the day of Orientation, or set up a meeting to have you come back to their office at a later time. Academic advisement and University Registration are separate events and will not occur at the Orientation itself. By reviewing the International Orientation "Schedule" it is suggested that there will be a time when you meet with your Academic College.
To find out what Academic College you're in, please visit http://www.csun.edu/academic/.
Parking is available in Parking lot G3, please utilize the map and parking permit that will be sent to you after you have successfully been registered for orientation. Students will be given a courtesy parking pass for the day of their Orientation and will be required to park in lot G3. The parking permit will only work for the day of Orientation; all other days will require a CSUN parking permit that can be obtained at one of the parking booths or with the . Should you misplace your parking permit an Orientation Leader will be in the parking lot to provide you with another one. View the location of Parking Lot G3.
*Also keep in mind the warm Northridge climate when choosing your wardrobe.
Your CSUN Student ID # is issued to you by The Office of Admissions and Records when you are admitted to CSUN. You may sign up for your CSUN e-mail address by going to https://www.csun.edu/webmail. Click on How to Obtain a Campus Account and follow the instructions to complete the process.
Orientation is designed as one of the first experiences that a new student has in understanding what the independent college experience is like. Therefore, family and friends are not permitted to attend. The day is designed specifically to assist the students in learning about the responsibilities and challenges that they might expect as a new student attending CSUN. Orientation provides information and resources to assist students with specific issues. Students will also benefit by having an opportunity to connect with other students who can relate to similar issues or feelings that are typical of international students transitioning into this university.
There are several things that family and friends can do in the Northridge Area, while you are attending Orientation. There are Malls, Movie Theatres, Bowling Alleys, Miniature Golf Parks, and Bookstores that your friends and family members can check out. A more detailed list with directions will be available for distribution on the day of Orientation.
The EPT and the ELM are English and Math Placement Tests that most incoming freshmen take in order for the University to place the students into the appropriate English and Math level. To find out more information on testing call 818-677-2369 or go to http://www.csun.edu/testing.
The University has implemented the CSU Trustee Policy for the Writing Skills Graduation Requirement for all Upper-Division students. All students must pass the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Examination (UDWPE) as a requirement for graduation.
For more information, visit the Testing Center website at http://www.csun.edu/testing or call 818-677-3303.
If you have any further questions about orientation please contact the Orientation Staff either via e-mail at NewStudentOrientation@csun.edu or call one of the New Student Orientation Coordinators at 818-677-4100.
If you have any questions about your immigration status please contact your International Student Advisor at the Office of International Programs at: (818) 677-3053.
The New Student Orientation web site 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.