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Transfer Student Orientation is designed to help students understand college expectations and individual responsibilities as CSUN students. In addition, transfer students will familiarize themselves with building locations and important campus services. Transfer Student Orientation allows transfer students the opportunity to meet highly trained Orientation Leaders, who provide valuable information, guidance and insight about the context of the university. Transfer students will also make new friends, easing the transition to Cal State Northridge. Overall, Transfer Student Orientation allows transfer students to become knowledgeable and well-prepared students and to begin their journey towards graduation with confidence.
To register please visit http://nso.studentaffairs.csun.edu/ utilize your student I.D. # and Last name.
*Your student I.D. # can be found in various student documents that you have received from the Office of Admissions and Records. Your I.D. # can most easily be found on your student admissions packet which showed you your date to register for classes.
Transfer Student Orientation is from 8:00 am until 12:30 pm.
Transfer students are not required to attend orientation, but it is highly recommended. The information provided offers insight that will help transfer students ease into the transition to California State University, Northridge.
Yes. The fee for Transfer Student Orientation is $35. Following Orientation attendance, each student will be billed individually by the university. This charge can be found on the student's myNorthridge Portal account, by choosing "view Account Information" under the "My Financial Obligations" tab.
The $35 fee includes program materials, handbook, continental breakfast, and snacks.
No. Financial Aid will not cover this Orientation Fee.
No, lunch will not be provided. However, we encourage you to explore Northridge and visit restaurants in the area.
No. Academic Advisement and University Registration are separate events and will not occur at Orientation. For more information please contact your advisor. Please visit http://www.csun.edu/ for a list of colleges and departments.
No. Orientation is designed specifically to assist students in learning about responsibilities and challenges they may expect as new students attending CSUN. Orientation provides information on what students can do and possible resources to seek when assistance is needed. Family and friends are highly discouraged from attending.
There are several options for family and friends to explore in the Northridge area while you are attending Orientation. Northridge has malls, movie theatres, bowling alleys, miniature golf parks, and bookstores that your family and friends may enjoy. A more detailed list with directions will be available for distribution on the day of Orientation.
Parking is available in Lot G3, located on Zelzah Avenue and Prairie Street. There will be directional signs posted leading you to the parking lot. Students will be provided with a courtesy parking pass on the day of their Orientation.
*Please note the parking pass is only valid the day of your Orientation. All other days require a CSUN parking permit.
If you misplaced your parking pass, an orientation leader will be available in lot G3 to provide you with a new one.
*Also keep in mind the warm Northridge climate when choosing your wardrobe.
If you need to change your Transfer Orientation date, please contact the Office of Student Development at (818) 677-4100.
When you are admitted to Cal State Northridge, your CSUN Student ID is issued by the Admissions and Records Department. You may sign up for your CSUN e-mail address by going to www.csun.edu. Click on Webmail and follow the instructions to complete the process. If you need additional assistance please contact the Office of Student Development at (818) 677-4100.
The Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE) is an exam that every student must pass to demonstrate his or her writing skills. More information on this exam is located on the WPE website: www.csun.edu/udwpe or call (818) 677-3303.
Information about accommodations for students with disabilities can be obtained by contacting the Center on Disabilities, at (818) 677-2684. Further question or concerns may be answered by contacting the Office of Student Development at (818) 677-4100.
If your personal information is incorrect, you must correct it through Admissions and Records. For a name change fill out the form at www.csun.edu/anr/forms/name_change.pdf and return it to Admissions and Records in Bayramian Hall.
You may change your address or phone number by logging on to your CSUN web portal account. Click on Student Center, scroll to the bottom and click either the Address or Phone Number link, which ever you wish to change.
For additional matters, please visit Admissions and Records in Bayramian Hall or contact them at (818) 677-3700.
If you have any further questions please contact the Orientation Staff via e-mail at NewStudentOrientation@csun.edu or at (818) 677-4100.
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.