Student Life

Contact Information

New Student Orientation
University Student Union,
Room 102

CSU Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, California 95382

Phone: (209) 664-6757
Fax: (209) 664-7077


New Student Orientation

Invitations to register COMING SOON! Once you've accepted your admission to Stanislaus be sure to check your email for your invitation.

Freshmen Orientation Dates:

Friday, June 20th

Friday, June 27th

*Students must register online AND pay the NSO fee by Friday, May 30th at 5pm.

See important requirements below.

Transfer Orientation Dates:

Wednesday, July 23rd
Friday, July 25th

*Students must register online AND pay the NSO fee by Monday, June 30th at 5pm.

For step by step payment instructions, click here


What is New Student Orientation?

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a program for incoming CSU Stanislaus 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 CSU Stanislaus staff and faculty to assist you with academic advising and course registration. Your attendance and participation in your New Student Orientation will greatly enhance your educational experience at CSU Stanislaus. By the end of the day, you will have a general understanding of the campus layout and university resources.

How Will NSO Benefit Me and Why Should I Attend NSO Early?

Requirements to attend NSO and How Much Does it Cost?

To be eligible to attend NSO and enroll in any courses, all students must take the EPT/ELM placement tests, or be exempt before they can attend NSO. The last date to test for Fall 2014 registration is May 3rd. You may test at all 23 campuses but May 3rd is the LAST date to test and have scores in time for Orientation. To register for the test go to

You should register for NSO as soon as possible as space is very limited in each date and be sure to follow payment instructions found here.

In the event that you need to change or cancel your orientation date, you must notify the NSO Office 30 days prior to your scheduled orientation date; change of date cannot be guaranteed.

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 CSU Stanislaus. The NSO fee is separate from and in addition to other deposits, registration fees and tuition.


What Happens After I Register For NSO?

You will immediately receive a confirmation email to your email address. One week prior to your registration date, a reminder email will be sent to your address. 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. Staff of the Veteran Affairs Office will be available to answer questions and provide advice on completing and filling VA claims forms for federal and state education assistance programs and with applying for and using their federal and state sponsored educational benefits.

Updated: 02/24/2014
California State University Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, California 95382

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