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Preparing for Your Orientation

Dog Days: New Student Orientation is the first step for incoming new students. There is a lot of information given to new students and those students who are prepared prior to their orientation have a much more satisfying experience. Here are some things to help you have an amazing Dog Days Orientation.

1. Dog Days Fees

Ensure that all Dog Days fees, for you and your guests, are paid before arriving to your Dog Day to make your check-in process easier.  This can be done online, in the My Finances section of your Fresno State Student Portal or on campus in the Cashiers Lobby any weekday between 8:00 am and 4:50 pm during the semester and 7:00am - 3:30pm during the summer.

2. Transcripts and Test Scores

Check your Student Portal at for any pending items. Bringing items like AP test scores and Community College transcripts can help ensure you register for the correct classes during your Dog Days Orientation.

3. Holds

Verify on the important info and holds section of your student center that there are no holds that will prevent you from registering.

4. Valid Government ID

Incoming students have the option of getting their Fresno State Bulldog ID Card at their Dog Days Orientation. Students must bring a valid government ID in order to obtain their Bulldog Card. You can visit their website for details and a list of acceptable forms of identification.

5. Immunization Record

The Student Health and Counseling Center will be available the morning of Dog Days to collect your immunization records, which should be turned in before the end of your first year. 

6. Online Pre-Orientation

Complete your Online Pre-Orientation prior to attending Dog Days. A link to the website will be emailed to you two weeks prior to your Dog Days Orientation. This will help you with campus locations, student life, registering for classes, and much more.

7. Wishlist

You can begin to make a course wishlist online with the help of the Fresno State Catalog, and a General Education Requirements Sheet.  Familiarize yourself with the class search, decide which classes you would like to take, and learn how to add them to your shopping cart.