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Transfer Students


The New Student Orientation (NSO) experience for all new Transfer Students will occur over the summer leading up till the Fall semester. 

NSO Online - Is a set of comprehensive modules that address university programs, services, and resources available in a virtual and eventual on-campus capacity. You will be able to complete NSO Online at your own pace throughout the month of July. All new Transfer Students will partake in the NSO Online experience.

NSO Transfer Orientation - Is an optional in-person opportunity to engage with your new campus! NSO Leaders will be facilitating small groups on a wide set of topics including Student Involvement and Belonging, Academic Success, and Information Technology. This experience can assist in answering lingering questions and offer a more individualized opportunity to connect with other CSUN 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.
  • Informing students of involvement opportunities in a range of areas and topics.  

Registration will begin around mid June. All new students will receive emails and postcards signaling they can begin the NSO registration process.  

Use the drop tabs below to find more information.

NSO Dates

Information regarding NSO dates will be made available June 2022.

Orientation TypeDates
Transfer Orientation #1 (Morning starting at 9AM)Saturday, July 23 , 2022
Transfer Orientation #2 (Afternoon starting at 3PM)Saturday, July 23 , 2022
Transfer Orientation #3 (Morning starting at 9AM)Thursday, August 4, 2022
Transfer Orientation #4 (Afternoon starting at 3PM)Thursday, August 4, 2022
Transfer Orientation #5 (Morning starting at 9AM)Friday, August 19, 2022
Transfer Orientation #6 (Afternoon starting at 3PM)Friday, August 19, 2022
Transfer Orientation #7 (Afternoon Starting at 3PM)Thursday, August 25, 2022

NSO Tentative Agenda

Morning Session

9:00 amCheck-In for Students
9:15 amCampus Tour
10:15 amUniversity Welcome
10:35 amInformation Technology
10:50 amStudent Life Video Presentation
11:30 amSteps to Academic Success
12:30 pmLunch
1:00 PMCampus Resources & Services Fair
1:30 PMNSO Morning Concludes

Afternoon Session

3:00 pmCheck-In for Students
3:15 pmCampus Resources & Services Fair
3:45 pmUniversity Welcome
4:00 pmInformation Technology
4:15 pmStudent Life Video Presentations
4:50 pmSteps to Academic Success
5:50 pmDinner 
6:20 pmCampus Tours
7:15 pmNSO Concludes


Components & Learning Outcomes

Hello new matador! We are currently in the process of finalizing your 2022 New Student Orientation experience. Please, refer back to this website in April to get all the details.


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

University Policy on Alcohol and Illicit Drugs
Procedures of Student Conduct (including Academic Dishonesty, Conduct Code, University Policy on Alcohol and Illicit Drugs)

Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination & Title IX Gender Equity & Sexual Misconduct
Active Shooter Video & Emergency Desk Reference for Students
Student Records Administration - including Family Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)



Extended Programs beyond NSO

There are various entities on campus that provide additional programming for interested students which typically occur after NSO. We will continually update this website with information should other programs be offered.  

Student PopulationHosted ByDate:More information
Veteran StudentsUSU Veterans Resource CenterTBDwww.csun.edu/vrc/events
LGBTQ+USU Pride CenterTBDwww.csun.edu/pride/events
DACA/Dream ActEOP Dream CenterTBDhttps://www.csun.edu/dreamcenter


Please visit our FAQs page to better prepare you for your orientation experience.

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.