New Student Orientation

Welcome New Cougars!

Welcome to CSU! We are pleased that you have decided to further your education at our institution. As a new student we know that you are eager to get started. Our New Student Orientation will provide you with needed information, resources, and tools to begin your transition to college life. It will also give you insight on life as a Cougar.

New Student Orientation is required for all newly admitted students. Freshmen are not allowed to register for classes until they have completed New Student Orientation- New Student Orientation. 

The CSU Orientation experience is designed to help you:

  • Meet peers and explore the diversity of the CSU community.
  • Identify resources focused on your personal and academic success.
  • Explore ways to become a successful and active member of the community.
  • Learn about strategies and techniques that will help you complete your future courses and graduate! 


Placement Exams

You must take your placement exams before attending Cougar Start U- New Student Orientation.  You cannot fully register for classes with your Advisor without placement test scores. Placement exams are given in the Examinations Testing Lab in the Gwendolyn Brooks Library, Rm 144. You can consult available testing times on the Office of Examinations website. You are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled test time. For more information and resources on placement exams, please go to the Office Examinations  Office Examinations