DOG DAYS Reservations

New students enrolling for the Fall 2017 semester will attend DOG DAYS in June or July. The registration system will open on March 15, 2017. All reservations are made online and eligible orientation dates are based on the student's major.

Deadline for DOG DAYS Reservations

Freshmen students - Incoming freshmen must accept admission, reserve and pay for their Dog Days orientation by May 1st. Freshmen students who do not complete the registration process by May 1st will have their admission to Fresno State subject to cancellation.

Transfer students - Incoming transfer students must complete the Accept/Decline process through their Student Center in order to make a reservation. Incoming transfer students must complete their Dog Days reservation by June 30th. Transfer students who do not complete the registration process by June 30th will have their admission to Fresno State subject to cancellation.

Click here for a step-by-step video on how to register for DOG DAYS.

Or, follow the steps below:

1. Log onto your student portal at

          a. Your username is the same as your Fresno State email without

              the portion.

          b. Your password is the same as your Fresno State email                               password.

2. Navigate to the Student Center

          a. Click on Student Self-Service

          b. Click on Student Center

          c. Go to the My Admissions Information section (2nd green arrow)

          d. Click on Dog Days Orientation

                    i. You must first complete the Accept/Decline process

                       before you can make a reservation.

Dog Days dates are determined by major. If your major of interest has changed since you applied to the university you will have the option to change your major for Dog Days purposes only. You must submit a change of major form to Admissions to make the change official with the university.

3. Select your session, major, and meal option. 

4. Once the reservation is made you will have the option to pay for your orientation. You will receive a confirmation email to your Fresno State email address. Note: Your reservation will NOT be complete until the payment has been made in full.

          a. If you are eligible for a Dog Days fee deferment the option will appear when you make your reservation. If you would like to defer your Dog Days fees you must select "yes". Click here to read eligibility and instructions.

Dog Days Fees

Students: $70, additional $45 for optional freshmen overnight program

Guests: $25

Payments are to be made at the Cashier's Office in the Joyal Administration building. Students can use any of the following forms of payment: cash, money orders, personal checks and credit cards. Payment options are outlined below:

To pay online: a credit card or e-check is required. Students can log onto their student portal at and submit a payment through your Student Center. Keep in mind that there is a university charge to use a credit card online to pay.

To mail in your payment: make payable to Fresno State or California State University, Fresno and include DOG DAYS and your student ID number on the memo line. Mail to:

California State University , Fresno
DOG DAYS: New Student Orientation
5150 North Maple Avenue M/S JA58
Fresno , CA 93740-8026

To pay in-person: cash, money order, check, and credit cards are accepted at the cashiers office in the Joyal Administration Building. The Cashier's Office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please note: There are NO refunds for Dog Days. Once your payment has been made there are NO refunds issued.

Dog Days Fee Deferment

Fall 2017

The Dog Days Fee Deferment for the Summer 2017 orientations must be selected when you make your reservation. If eligible, the fee deferment will appear as an option when you initially visit the Dog Days reservation system. You must select "yes" in your initial reservation.

The Dog Days fee deferment allows qualified students to defer payment of their Dog Days fee until August when your financial aid is disbursed. This will allow students to utilize any financial aid you will be receiving to pay for the $70 Dog Days student fee. Fee deferment will only cover the student Dog Days fees. All guest fees must be paid separately.

If you are eligible for the Dog Days fee deferment and initially decline the option you will NOT be able to go back and change your option. 

There are no deferments available for students entering in the Spring 2017 semester.

For additional questions contact the Dog Days Office at (559) 278-4885 during normal business hours.