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

Registration will begin in July. Please check your CSUN e-mail (e.g. ) for registration instructions as the orientation date approaches.

Orientation Date(s)

Transfer Students Orientation:

July 29, 2015

Registration is coming!  Postcards and emails will be sent to you late June / early July.  Emails will go directly to your CSUN email account The address  (e.g. ), and postcards will be sent to the physical address you have on file with Admissions & Records. 

Orientation Schedule

*Schedule is subject to slight changes.

8:00 am - Check-In | Campus Resources Tour & Networking
Hosted by CSUN New Student Orientation (NSO) Leaders USU – Plaza Del Sol
*Light refreshments provided

9:00 am  - Welcome
Office of Student Involvement and Development USU – Northridge Center

9:15 am (60 minutes) - CSUN Resources and Services
Panelists will speak briefly on various departments under two general themes; Service Centers & Research, and Involvement Opportunities

Panel 1: Student Access and Support Services, Campus Safety, and Health Services (9:15 am)
Career Center, Department of Police Services (DPS) / Parking & Transportation, Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES), Health Center (SHC), Learning Resources Center (LRC), Matador Bookstore, Oviatt Library, University Counseling Services (UCS)

Panel 2: Student Life (9:45 am)
Associated Students (AS), Intercollegiate Athletics, Matador Involvement Center (MIC), Pride Center, Residential Life (Housing)Student Recreation Center (SRC), University Student Union (USU), Veterans Resource Center (VRC)

10:15 am (25 minutes) Technology @ CSUN
Technology Services staff will present on the Online Student Portal, "MOODLE," IT services and support and CSUN network connections.

10:35 am (10 minutes) Break
10:45 am (45 minutes) Steps to Academic Success
Presented by a University Academic Advisor, 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.

*Boxed Lunches will be available to all students beginning at 11:30am at the Plaza Del Sol and served till 1:00pm

Optional Tracks
each optional track will start at 11:30am, and 12:30pm
Health & Fitness Tours (tours of the Klotz Student Health Center, and Student Recreation Center)
Oviatt Library / Campus Tour (tour of the Oviatt Library, and Orientation Leaders will allow you to tailor your own tour based off your needs)
Career Center (tour of facility in its new location, as well as brief workshop on topics surrounding internships, resume building, networking events, etc.
Financial Aid & Scholarships (workshop designed to directly speak on the topic of Financial Aid and Scholarships at CSUN)


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 AMat the University Student Union. That location can be found at campus maps please click here. Please have your photo ID. 
  • Meals include a light continental breakfast, and snacks available through the morning.
  • Contact the orientation staff at newstudentorientation@csun.edu  or call us at (818) 677-4100 and ask to speak to someone regarding TransferOrientation 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.


Click here to review the 'First-Time Transfer Student Checklist'

2014-15 Handbook

A revised edition of the New Student Handbook will be provided at the New Student Orientation program. A digital copy will be placed online for future reference after the program has concluded.  As a reference point, the 2014-2015 version is still available for you to review as much of the information is non date specific.

New Student Handbook 2014-2015



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 date becomes closer. Please check back this page around mid-July.)

Past Presentations


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.