Due to COVID-19 and its impact on our community, the New Student Orientation sessions for freshman have been changed to a new format that includes online and virtual sessions, along with in-person events during Week of Welcome. See below for more information.

Welcome to the Class of 2024!

Freshman Orientation is designed as a three-phase program that will prepare you for the personal, social, and academic changes ahead. This program is slightly different than the sessions we have offered in previous summers, but we believe this is the best way to interact with our incoming students all while safeguarding our campus community and ensuring the health and wellness of future Chargers, like yourselves!

Here is how our three-phase orientation program will work:

  • PHASE 1: Charger Building Blocks  /  A pre-orientation online session to provide you all the information and tools you need in order to register for classes.
  • PHASE 2: Charger Communications  /  Communication between you and our admissions staff and Orientation Leaders via calls, texts, emails, and virtual events to help answer any and all of your questions and to help you engage and connect with each other.
  • PHASE 3: Charger Connect  /  An in-person orientation experience combined with some of the super fun and interactive Week of Welcome events! Charger Connect will begin on Saturday, August 15th. Additional details including start time and location will be communicated soon.


When you register for Class of 2024 Orientation, you are signing up to begin our full three-phase orientation program! Once registered, you will be contacted via email to begin Phase 1: Charger Building Blocks, your pre-orientation online session.

*If you were registered for New Student Orientation prior to our new structure, you will automatically be moved to the new session and will receive an email with additional information.

Register for Class of 2024 Orientation through your existing Charger Status account by clicking link below. In order to register, you will need your Student Identification Number (begins with "A") and your Charger ID which can be found on your acceptance letter. 

Your Charger Status account was created when you registered for any Admissions event or submitted the online application for admission. Creating a new Charger Status account for the purposes of orientation registration could affect your reservation. Please contact the Office of Admissions if you are having any difficulty accessing your existing Charger Status account.




If you have additional questions please contact us.