• NSO 2016

    NSO leadership team

Transfer Students

In keeping with the goal of New Student Orientation, we have designed this program to meet the needs of incoming transfer 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.
  • Introducing career planning to encourage thoughtful and informed decisions about coursework and major opportunities.
  • Informing students on topics related to financial matters which will bring attention to obligations, opportunities and responsibilities.

Register for New Student Orientation

An email (through CSUN email account) will be sent to all new students regarding the steps to register for this event.

Orientation Date(s)

Transfer Students Orientation:

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Emails will go directly to your CSUN email account address (e.g. ).

Orientation Schedule

8:00 am 

Check-In & University Student Union (USU) Tours
Hosted by CSUN New Student Orientation Leaders
Tours Include: Associated Students (AS), Matador Involvement Center (MIC), Pride Center, Veterans Resource Center (VRC), General USU

Plaza Del Sol

Light refreshments provided

9:00 am  

University Welcome
Welcome by Patrick Bailey, Director of Office of Student Involvement and Development

USU Grand Salon

9:15 am

Steps to Academic Success
Presented by Dominique Lupisan & Yvonne Jackson, Student Service Center/EOP Satellite Representative
This session will inform students on making purposeful decisions regarding their academic career; review resources towards the process of graduating; and answer possible questions regarding academic advisement, rules, and policies.  


10:00 am

Student Support Services
Presented by various staff and faculty across campus.
This set of sessions will highlight support services and opportunities for engagement across the campus including:

  • Oviatt Library
  • Information Technology
  • Learning Resource Center
  • Career Center
  • University Counseling Services
  • Disabilities Resources & Educational Services Center
  • Klotz Student Health Center
  • Matador Bookstore


11:45 am

Questions & Answers with New Student Orientation Leaders
Presented by New Student Orientation Team

Grand Salon

12:15 pm

Lunches will be provided to either enjoy with those you've met at your orientation, or to be taken with you on the go!

Plaza Del Sol

Orientation Essentials

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

  • Parking  If you will be driving to campus, we have made arrangements for you to park in Student Lot G3 which is located off Zelzah Ave. & Prairie St. Parking permits will be distributed at the parking kiosk once you turn onto campus from the Prairie St. entrance. Orientation leaders will be available at the Parking Lot that morning, for assistance should it be needed
  • Check-In at 8:00 AM at the University Student Union. That location can be found on the general campus map which can be found by clicking here.  Please have your photo ID. 
  • Meals Light refreshments (juice, water, coffee, and pastries) will be available in the morning, as well as a boxed lunch from Subway at the end of your orientation day.
  • Contact the orientation staff at newstudentorientation@csun.edu  or call us at (818) 677-4100 and ask to speak to someone regarding Transfer Orientation should you have any questions or concerns.
  • Schedule of Classes – It may be helpful for you to bring your schedule of classes with you as you’ll have an opportunity to identify buildings with your Orientation leader
  • First time Transfer Student Checklist – To address general questions and concerns (not related to orientation) you can refer to the University's First Time Transfer Student Checklist.



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.

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.