New Student Orientation

Missing New Student Orientation Emails?

The Office of Information Technology began the migration of student emails from Gmail to Outlook on Friday, June 26. If you feel you are missing important information regarding your upcoming New Student Orientation date or from the university this could be the reason. Please check BOTH accounts (Outlook-New Inbox and Gmail-Archive Inbox) to see if the email went to either inbox. Continue to check the Student Email page for updates.

COVID-19 Update: New Student Orientation is Moving to a Virtual Format

Posted: April 14, 2020

Due to the current global situation, the Summer 2020 New Student Orientation is being transitioned to a virtual format. Our team is currently in the process of developing the virtual orientation and we will update this website with more information on a regular basis. The virtual orientation will take place on the New Student Orientation date for which you have registered. A complete schedule for the virtual orientation will be posted to this site by the end of May which will include resources for both students and supporters of students. We are very excited to engage with you and provide all new students a meaningful experience while they successfully transition to Stanislaus State!

In addition to the virtual orientation, we are also planning multiple virtual programs taking place through the Warrior Weeks of Welcome. Plans for these programs are still in development, so please stay tuned and check your Stanislaus State email for information about this experience.

The New Student Orientation $75 fee is still mandatory and will go to support both the Summer virtual orientation and the Fall in-person orientation program during the Warrior Weeks of Welcome. All students must register for New Student Orientation and pay by Friday, June 5, 2020. If you receive financial aid, you can request to use your funds from your aid package to pay for New Student Orientation by completing the New Student Orientation Fee Release Form and emailing it to us at prior to the New Student Orientation deadline date.

Due to COVID-19, both the English and Spanish Parent/Family/Guest Orientation has been cancelled and all $50 fee payments that have been made will be refunded.

For all New Student Orientation inquiries or concerns, please contact us:

Call: (209) 664-6757

Visit the campus COVID-19 webpage for the latest information on safety and campus operations.

What is New Student Orientation?

group photoNew Student Orientation (NSO) is a program for all incoming Stanislaus State students designed to provide you with information about University requirements, general education requirements, major academic advising and student programs and services. Each NSO includes informational sessions with a variety of Stanislaus State staff and faculty. Your attendance and participation in your New Student Orientation will greatly enhance your educational experience at Stanislaus State. By the end of the day, you will have a general understanding of the campus layout and university resources.


Orientation Dates: Summer 2020

Orientation Dates Information & Deadlines
June 15-16, 2020
June 25-26, 2020
First Year Students/Freshmen* with majors in the following colleges are eligible to attend: College of Science, College of Education, Kinesiology, Social Work, and Pre-Nursing. See the list of majors by college. Students must register AND pay the NSO fee by 5:00 pm on June 5, 2020.
June 18-19, 2020
June 22-23, 2020
First Year Students/Freshmen* with majors in the following colleges are eligible to attend: College of Business & College of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Undeclared. See the list of majors by college. Students must register AND pay the NSO fee by 5:00 pm on June 5, 2020.
July 16, 2020
(Stockton Campus)
This orientation is specifically for Transfer students planning to complete their degree at Stanislaus State's Stockton Campus. Transfers with the following majors are eligible to attend: Business Administration-Accounting concentration, Business Administration-Finance concentration, Business Administration-General Business concentration, Business Administration-Management-Human Resources concentration, Business Administration-Marketing concentration, Communication Studies, Gender Studies, History, Liberal Studies, Criminal Justice, and Psychology. Students must register and pay by 5:00 pm on June 5, 2020.
July 20, 22, 24, or July 28, 2020 All Transfer students are eligible to attend on any of the available dates. Students must register AND pay the NSO fee by 5:00 pm on June 5, 2020.

Orientation Registration and Payment Information

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There is a mandatory New Student Orientation fee of $75 for all new students; payment is required by the specified deadline above. The NSO fee is a mandatory fee charged to all new undergraduate students at Stanislaus State. The NSO fee is separate from and in addition to other deposits, registration fees and tuition and cannot be covered by financial aid.

What Happens After I Register For NSO?

You will immediately receive a confirmation email to your email address. Please note all university communication will be sent to your email address. A few weeks prior to your scheduled New Student Orientation you will be emailed a link to complete the Pre-New Student Orientation (Titus Link) that you are required to complete before attending your scheduled in-person orientation. One week prior to your virtual New Student Orientation date, a reminder email will be sent. If you have questions please contact the NSO office at (209) 664-6757 or

Veteran Students

Student veterans and dependents of veterans are required to attend New Student Orientation. The staff of the Veteran Affairs Office will be available to answer questions and provide advice on completing and filing VA claims forms for federal and state education assistance programs and with applying for and using their federal and state-sponsored educational benefits.

Veterans Affairs Website