Orientation

Orientation

This year, with consideration to the current public health emergency, the format of New Student Orientation is still undetermined for Spring 2022.

This year, with consideration to the current public health emergency, while we are planning for an in-person New Student Orientation for Fall 2022, CSUDH reserves the right to switch to a virtual format if necessary.

Transfer and Returning Orientation

The New Student Orientation (NSO) program is committed to ensuring that the incoming class of students will receive an onboarding experience that prepares them well for their first term as new Toros. In order to be successful in any college setting, you need to understand not only the academics but the resources, support and involvement opportunities as well.

This year, in response to the current public health emergency, New Student Orientation programming will be offered in an online format. Participation in New Student Orientation is mandatory, and students must register and pay the $99 non-refundable fee for New Student Orientation by the May 2, 2022 deadline in order to be eligible to register for Fall 2022 classes. Students who have registered for NSO will receive more information about online orientation in May.

If you are a First Year Student (Freshman) see the NSO page for First Year Students. Here

Spring 2022 - New Student Orientation

ELIGIBLITY TO ATTEND NSO

New Student Orientation is open to conditionally admitted students who have submitted their intent to enroll and paid the non-refundable $125 intent to enroll deposit, and have registered and paid the non-refundable $99 NSO fee by the December 8, 2021 deadline. Students who do not meet admission requirements or deadlines are not eligible to attend NSO. Students who are in the process of appealing an admissions decision are not eligible to attend NSO.

As a transfer/returning student, it is important to submit your final, official transcripts by the October 15, 2021 deadline. This will allow admissions to not only verify and confirm your admissions but ensure enough time so that your transfer credit is completed prior to your NSO date. Our admissions office prefers electronic transcripts to be sent to admissions@csudh.edu.There may be instances where a student attends NSO and then the admissions status changes based on a review of final transcripts.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

To register for NSO, log into your my.CSUDH.edu account. Make sure you are on the Applicants Tab located near the top of the page. From the Applicants tab, click on the Admissions tab, then click on NSO Registration Status. You must submit the intent to enroll before you are eligible to register for NSO. If you are having difficulties logging into your my.CSUDH.edu account, contact the IT Help Desk at 310-243-2500. If you are having difficulties with the NSO registration process, contact NSO at 310-243-2113.

The registration process within the my.CSUDH.edu account will ask you to select a NSO date (see below), and will also ask you to submit payment for the NSO fee. The fee for New Student Orientation is $99. Students must submit payment to finalize their NSO registration. All Orientation fees are non-refundable and non-transferable regardless of whether the student does not attend the NSO date or their admission status changes.

If you are having difficulties with the NSO Registration process, here is a helpful tutorial or contact NSO at 310-243-2113.

WHEN IS NSO FOR SPRING 2022

NSO for Spring 2022 is scheduled for January 11, 2022. The fee for New Student Orientation is $99. Students must submit payment to finalize their NSO registration. All Orientation fees are non-refundable and non-transferable regardless of whether the student does not attend the NSO date or their admission status changes.

MANDATORY NSO REQUIREMENT

NSO is a mandatory enrollment requirement. Students are expected to register and attend NSO as well as complete all NSO activities to remain eligible for enrollment. For Transfer students, this may include, but is not limited to Online Pre-Orientation and completing your to-do list. It is important to continuously check your Toromail email account to receive important information. Students who do not complete NSO are not eligible for fall enrollment and would need to reapply for the following open academic term. Students who were not able to complete their scheduled NSO requirement on the day of their orientation can submit a NSO Petition for consideration. NSO Petitions are only a request and not guaranteed for approval.

If you have questions regarding the NSO requirement, or the policies regarding orientation, please email  orientation@csudh.edu.
Fall 2022 - Registering for New Student Orientation

ELIGIBLITY TO ATTEND NSO

New Student Orientation is open to conditionally admitted students who have submitted their intent to enroll and paid the non-refundable $125 intent to enroll deposit, and have registered and paid the non-refundable $99 NSO fee by the May 2, 2022 deadline. Students who do not meet admission requirements or deadlines are not eligible to attend NSO. Students who are in the process of appealing an admissions decision are not eligible to attend NSO.

As a transfer student, it is important to submit your final, official transcripts by the June 30, 2022 deadline. This will allow admissions to not only verify and confirm your admissions but ensure enough time so that your transfer credit is completed prior to your NSO date. If your NSO date is before the June 30 transcript deadline, you should submit final official transcripts before your NSO date to ensure your transfer credit is processed. Our admissions office prefers electronic transcripts to be sent to admissions@csudh.edu.There may be instances where a student attends NSO and then the admissions status changes based on a review of final transcripts.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

To register for NSO, log into your my.CSUDH.edu account. Make sure you are on the Applicants Tab located near the top of the page. From the Applicants tab, click on the Admissions tab, then click on NSO Registration Status. You must submit the intent to enroll before you are eligible to register for NSO. If you are having difficulties logging into your my.CSUDH.edu account, contact the IT Help Desk at 310-243-2500. If you are having difficulties with the NSO registration process, contact NSO at 310-243-2113.

The registration process within the my.CSUDH.edu account will ask you to select a NSO date (see below), and will also ask you to submit payment for the NSO fee. The fee for New Student Orientation is $99. Students must submit payment to finalize their NSO registration. All Orientation fees are non-refundable and non-transferable regardless of whether the student does not attend the NSO date or their admission status changes.

If you are having difficulties with the NSO Registration process, here is a helpful tutorial or contact NSO at 310-243-2113.

NSO DATES

Transfer & Returning NSO sessions are scheduled throughout June and July. You may select the date that works best for you, on a first-come, first serve basis. Capacity is limited and the dates listed below may not be available if you wait too long to register. NSO registration closes on May 2, 2022; we encourage you to register early.

NSO programs are scheduled by Academic College. Each undergraduate major falls within one of the academic colleges. First year students who applied as Undeclared will attend a NSO Date that has been designated for undeclared students.

College of Arts & Humanities

  • Saturday, July 9, 2022
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022
  • Friday, July 22, 2022

College of Business Administration & Public Policy

  • Friday, July 13, 2022
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022
  • Friday, July 22, 2022

College of Education

  • Thursday, July 7, 2022
  • Friday, July 15, 2022

College of Health, Human Services & Nursing

  • Thursday, July 7, 2022
  • Friday, July 15, 2022
  • Friday, July 22, 2022

College of Natural & Behavioral Sciences

  • Wednesday, July 6, 2022
  • Saturday, July 9, 2022
  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022
  • Friday, July 22, 2022

MANDATORY NSO REQUIREMENT

NSO is a mandatory enrollment requirement. Students are expected to register and attend NSO as well as complete all NSO activities to remain eligible for enrollment. For Transfer students, this may include, but is not limited to Online Pre-Orientation and completing your to-do list. It is important to continuously check your Toromail email account to receive important information. Students who do not complete NSO are not eligible for fall enrollment and would need to reapply for the following open academic term. Students who were not able to complete their scheduled NSO requirement on the day of their orientation can submit a NSO Petition for consideration. NSO Petitions are only a request and not guaranteed for approval.

If you have questions regarding the NSO requirement, or the policies regarding orientation, please email orientation@csudh.edu.

NSO Petition

Students who do not register for NSO by the posted deadline, or students who do not attend a scheduled NSO date are not eligible to enroll for the academic year in which they applied. The NSO Petition is for students who had extenuating circumstances that prevented them from attending a scheduled NSO date or from registering for NSO by the deadline. Please be aware that petitions are meant to cover students’ extenuating circumstances and not that of the extended family.

Petitions will be reviewed by the NSO Petition Exception Committee. Submitting the form does not guarantee the petition will be approved. Once you have submitted your NSO petition, you will received the decision through your ToroMail email account within 5 business days. This petition is for New Student Orientation only.

To access the NSO Petition, download and complete the form below. On the form, provide a brief written statement that indicates the reason for the petition. You may need to provide any official supporting documentation with your petition. Any documentation submitted as part of the NSO Petition will not be returned to the student. Please make sure to include your form and all supporting documents as one pdf upload and allow at least 3 days for us to process your request.

You must submit the NSO petition by Friday, July 22, 2022. Petitions received after the deadline will not be considered.

NSO Petition Process

  1. Download the NSO Petition Form (PDF) 
    • Transfer Petition Deadline: Friday, July 22, 2021 by 11:59PM
  2. Complete & Sign the NSO Petition Form
  3. Save your completed petition along with all your supporting documents using your Initials and CSUDH ID ex. AB123456789
  4. Upload Completed form using the NSO DropBox, please upload all documents as a single PDF with the NSO Petition Form on top. Before you submit your documents, please watch the tutorial below to learn how to combine all documents as one PDF and add your signature.
 
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If you have any questions, please email orientation@csudh.edu or you can call 310-243-2113. Please include your CSUDH ID number in the email, or have your CSUDH ID ready when you call.

Contact Orientation

Phone: (310) 243-2113
Email: orientation@csudh.edu