Golden Bear Orientation

After Move-In, you'll participate in a host of events to settle you into your new home, starting with Golden Bear Orientation. Note: You don't need to register. 

Golden Bear Orientation is a mandatory weeklong program that helps you:

  • make connections to your peers, faculty, and staff
  • learn more about available resources and experience campus traditions
  • broaden your understanding of this diverse and dynamic community
  • create a sense of community with your orientation group and trained Golden Bear Orientation Leaders

Golden Bear Orientation starts on campus in August. You'll be assigned your own group and trained student Golden Bear Orientation Leader.

Golden Bear Orientation: Fall 2017

August 15–22, 2017

Golden Bear Orientation: January 2018

January 11–15, 2018

Note: Dates apply for both first-year and transfer students.