New Student Orientation

New Students

We are excited to welcome you to the SDSU Imperial Valley Family! Information for this summer's New Student Orientation is now available. Please click on your category to enter the orientation site.

New students, please check your SDSUid Gmail account for important updates.  All information regarding orientation and registration for classes is sent to your SDSU student gmail account.

We look forward to welcoming you to SDSU-IV!

BEFORE YOU START:

  • Activate your SDSUid. As an admitted student, you will receive an email from [email protected] with instructions on how to activate your SDSUid account.
  • Complete the steps in the email to activate your account. You will use your SDSUid and password to log in to the New Student Orientation reservation system.
  • SDSUid Gmail account is required. You must have your SDSUid Gmail account set up to receive the confirmation email BEFORE you make your reservation. For instructions to set up your SDSUid Gmail account, please visit the Google G Suite for Students page. The Google Workspace mailbox for your SDSUid can be accessed by going to gmail.sdsu.edu.
  • Alternatively, to activate your SDSUid, log in with your WebPortal credentials at: https://getid.sdsu.edu. Following the three-step process, you will be able to set a new SDSUid password and complete the SDSUid/Microsoft Office 365 activation process.

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN ORIENTATION IS JULY 20, 2022

All first-year freshmen are expected to attend New Student Orientation

Important Dates
Tuesday, May 10 - New Student Orientation Registration System Opens (check your sdsu email for the registration link)
Tuesday, May 24 - Pre-Orientation Modules will be available
Tuesday, June 14 - Deadline to complete pre-orientation modules
Late June/early July - Virtual Coordinated Care Advisor meeting
Friday, June 17 - Deadline to register for New First-Year Student Orientation                                                                                        Wednesday, July 20 - New Fresham Orientation

Here’s why you must attend:

  • Register and/or finalize your fall course schedule at orientation*
  • Learn about your GE (general education), major, and graduation requirements
  • Engage in essential academic planning and course registration assistance
  • Learn to use SDSU’s registration system and other my.SDSU services
  • Meet with assistant deans, advisers, and trained student Ambassadors
  • Learn what it means to be a responsible member of the SDSU community
  • Embrace SDSU's values and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Start making SDSU your new home by meeting new friends
  • To facilitate a smooth orientation reservation process, please keep the following in mind:
  • Space is limited for each orientation program due to classroom capacities and more importantly, to facilitate students making connections in small groups.
  • You can make your reservation online beginning on Tuesday, May 10
  • Once in the registration system, you will be able to choose from ONLY the dates still available for your major.
     
    In order to register for classes, you MUST:
  • Submit final transcripts which include spring 2022 grades/credits and date of graduation.
  • Complete the pre-orientation modules.
  • Attend the entire orientation program, approximately 8 a.m. - 2p.m.                                                                                        (NOTE: Information is subject to change)

REGISTER FOR FRESHMEN ORIENTATION

TRANSFER ORIENTATION IS AUGUST 2, 2022 

Important Dates
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - Registration System Opens for Transfer students
Tuesday, May 24 - Pre-Orientation Modules
Tuesday, June 14 - Deadline to complete pre-orientation modules
Friday, July 1 - Deadline to register for New Transfer Student Orientation

Week of July 11 - 15 - Virtual Advising meeting ( your major advisor will email you mid June to tell you your advising date and zoom link)Tuesday, August 2 - New Transfer Student Orientation (8am-4pm)

ALL transfer students are expected to attend New Student Orientation
Here’s why you must attend:

  • Register for classes (if basic course registration fees are paid with no holds, transcripts have been received and you attend the entire orientation program from approximately 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)*
  • Receive a preliminary degree evaluation showing how your classes will transfer to SDSU
  • Learn about your GE (general education), major and graduation requirements
  • Engage in essential academic planning and course registration assistance
  • Meet with assistant deans, advisers, and trained student Ambassadors
  • Learn what it means to be a responsible member of the SDSU community
  • Embrace SDSU’s values and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Start making SDSU your new home by meeting your new friends

(NOTE: Information is subject to change)

Register for Transfer Orientation

TRANSCRIPTS & TESTING

FINANCIAL AID

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

For questions about New Student Orientation please email April Mazón at amazon.sdsu.edu

New Student Orientation Registration Opens up: May 10
 
Pre-orientation Modules go live for students to begin: May 24
 
Pre-orientation Modules deadline: June 15
 
Pre-orientation advising workshops by major: Week of July 11 (virtual)
 
New Freshmen Orientation: July 20
 
New Transfer Student Orientation: August 2