Freshmen at Dog Days

Welcome New Bulldogs!

DOG DAYS Freshman Orientation is a one-day program designed to welcome you to the Fresno State community. Attending Orientation is an important step in making the transition to life as a Bulldog and is the best way to acclimate yourself as a new Fresno State student. DOG DAYS gives students the opportunity to meet with an academic counselor, meet with a major advisor and receive priority registration. It is also an opportunity to learn about all of the policies and procedures that are unique to Fresno State. First-time freshman who participate in DOG DAYS encounter fewer problems, are better prepared and usually have a better overall experience at Fresno State.

Reserve your spot early, dates will fill up quickly! Dog Days Reservations will be accepted beginning March 15. 2016.

Freshman orientation will take place in June. The dates you are eligible to attend are dependent on your declared major. 

Freshman who need to take the Entry Level Math (ELM) test or the English Placement Test (EPT) should take the test prior to April to ensure your test scores will arrive before your scheduled orientation. Check the Testing Services website to find out more.

In order to register for DOG DAYS, freshmen must first ACCEPT their admission to the university through the student portal.

All freshmen must sign-up and pay for their orientation by May 1st, 2016.

If you are interested in what will be going on, check the orientation schedule to see what your day will look like.

There is a lot of information to learn at orientation. Guests & Parents are welcome to attend. Students must be present for the entire orientation in order to be cleared for registration. No exceptions.

There are some things that need to be done before your DOG DAY. Check the pre-orientation checklist to make sure you come prepared.

Orientation Program Fees:

- Freshman: $70

- Parent/Guest: $25

* NO refunds will be issued once payment is made.

The orientation fee for freshmen students is $70, which covers:

  • Meals
  • Parking
  • Program materials
  • Facilities
  • Administrative costs
  • Staff salaries