Welcome to Fresno State!

Whether you are a new or returning student, we want to welcome you to campus! Check out our amazing events and explore information on parkingsafetytextbooks and computers, and other important resources on campus!

Tips

Help is available during the first week of classes at any of the welcome booths staffed by student volunteers, but is always a good idea to:

  • Give yourself extra time to get to campus! With thousands of students coming back to campus, the beginning of school can feel hectic- but you can beat the lines in offices and parking by showing up early!
  • Confirm your class schedule and locations! Print your schedule the night before for the most up-to-date information in case of any room changes.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing! Campus can be big and overwhelming, so make sure you're dressed comfortably.

Events 

Saturday, August 19

Latinx Awareness Social
University Courtyard Baker Rec Room • 1 p.m.

Sunday, August 20

LGBTQ+ Awareness Social
Baker Rec Room • 11 a.m.

Back to School Bowl Bash
Bulldog Bowl • 4 – 9 p.m.

Monday, August 21

New Student Convocation
Save Mart Center • 3 p.m.

African-American Awareness Social
Baker Rec Room • 1 p.m.

Tuesday, August 22

Tunes at Noon: Midnight Avocados
USU Pit • 12 – 1 p.m.

Movie Under the Stars

University Courtyard Lawn • 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 23

Traditions Day
Speaker's Platform • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Club and Organization Fair
USU Balcony • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Welcome
Thomas 110 • 2 – 3 p.m.

Thursday, August 24

Tunes at Noon: Aubrey Road
USU Pit • 12 – 1 p.m.

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Info Night

Residence Dining Hall • 7 p.m.

Target Back-to-College Night

Sierra Vista Target (900 Shaw Ave, Clovis) • 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Friday, August 25

Tunes at Noon: Eva Scow and the Experience
USU Pit • 12 – 1 p.m.

Fresno State Night at Campus Pointe

The Square at Campus Pointe • 6 – 9 p.m.

Tuesday, August 29

Turnt Up Tuesday
Student Recreation Center • 4 – 7 p.m.

Craft Productions
Bulldog Zone (USU Lower Level) • 7 – 9 p.m.

IFC Fraternity Recruitment Info Night
Residence Dining Hall • 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 30

Community Service Opportunities Fair
Memorial Gardens (in front of Kennel Bookstore) • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Welcome Black
North Gym 118 • 5 – 7 p.m.

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Info Night
USU 312-314 • 7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 5

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Info Night
Library 2206 • 7 p.m.

Wednesday, September 6

Bulldog Wednesday
Club Sports Expo
Greek Day
Memorial Gardens • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

CCGC Open House
Thomas 110 • 12 – 2 p.m.

Thursday, September 7

Off Campus Student Life Kick Off
Bulldog Zone (USU Lower Level) • 12 p.m.

Graduate Student Night
Bulldog Bowl (USU Lower Level) • 7 – 9 p.m.

IFC Fraternity Recruitment Info Night
USU 312-314 • 7 p.m.

Wednesday, September 13

SAFARI
USU Balcony • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

IFC Fraternity Recruitment Info Night
Library 2206 • 7 p.m.

Thursday, September 14

Billiards Tournament
Bulldog Bowl (USU Lower Level) • 7 p.m.

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Info Night
USU 312-314 • 7 p.m.

Friday, September 15

La Bienvenida
Peace Garden • 11 a.m.

Monday, September 18 – Friday, September 29

Greek Life Recruitment
Learn about the various events and our fraternaties and sororities at: FresnoState.edu/greeklife

Wednesday, September 20

Tunes at Noon: Call Me James
USU Pit • 12 – 1 p.m.

Outdoor Movie Night

Kinesiology Field (near South Gym) • 8 p.m.

Tuesday, September 26

Leadership on Demand
USU 312-314 • 5 – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 27

Bulldog Spirit Theme Night
Bulldog Bowl • 7 – 10 p.m.

Tunes at Noon: Eighteen Hundreds
USU Pit • 12 – 1 p.m.

Craft Productions
Bulldog Zone • 7 – 9 p.m.

Tuesday, October 3

Leadership on Demand
USU 312-314 • 5 – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, October 4

Bulldog Wednesday
Speaker's Platform • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tunes at Noon: George Anthony
USU Pit • 12 – 1 p.m.

Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8

Emerging Leaders Retreat
Apply at FresnoState.edu/leadership

Monday, October 9 – Saturday, October 14

Homecoming
For the full week of awesome events, visit FresnoState.edu/homecoming

Tuesday, October 10

Leadership on Demand
USU 312-314 • 5 – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, October 11

Billiards Tournament
Bulldog Bowl • 7 p.m.

Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22

Emerging Leaders Retreat
Apply at FresnoState.edu/leadership


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Enjoy your semester here at Fresno State! 
Go Dogs!