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Orientation

Orientations are essential to a successful start at SDSU. All students must attend an orientation before they are eligible for individual advising. Attending an in-person orientation allows students to register early for classes.

 

Freshmen Orientation
All incoming freshman are expected to attend an orientation during the summer before their initial semester. These orientations are sponsored by the SDSU Office of New Student Programs and are generally held in late July. At these orientations, students will:

  • Receive handouts listing major requirements.
  • Create a wish list of classes for the Fall semester.
  • Learn how to use online resources that the University provides.
  • Learn about various pathways to teaching.
  • Learn about study abroad.
  • Register early for classes.

 

Transfer Orientation
All incoming transfers are expected to attend an orientation during the summer before their initial semester at SDSU. These orientations are sponsored by the SDSU Office of New Student Programs and are generally held in early August. At these orientations, students will:

  • Receive handouts listing major requirements.
  • Create a wish list of classes for the Fall semester.
  • Learn how to use online resources that the University provides.
  • Learn about various pathways to teaching.
  • Learn about study abroad.
  • Receive a special, preliminary degree audit, which is essential for planning their first semester.
  • Register early for classes.

 

Virtual Orientation
Students who wish to change to Liberal Studies from another major after arriving at SDSU should “attend” a Virtual Orientation and complete an accompanying quiz.  To request access to the online orientation podcast, contact the Liberal Studies program in person or via email.  Include your Red ID #. By viewing this podcast, students will:

  • Have access to handouts listing major requirements.
  • Learn how to use online resources that the University provides.
  • Learn about various pathways to teaching.
  • Learn about study abroad.
  • Learn how to read the degree evaluation provided by the university.

 

Students should have a copy of their degree evaluation while watching the orientation podcast.  Degree evaluations can be obtained through the web portal if a Liberal Studies major has already been declared.

 

If the Liberal Studies major has not yet been declared, an unofficial degree evaluation for Liberal Studies can be obtained from the Academic Advising Center in SSW 1551.

 

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