Fall 2018

Check In: August 14 and 15
Location: University Business Center

Orientation: August 16
Location: Satellite Student Union

Spring 2019

Check In: January 8 and 9
Location: University Business Center

Orientation: January 10
Location: Satellite Student Union


Preparing for Orientation

What to Bring to Check-in:

  • Passport with VISA and U.S. entry stamp, marked valid for duration of status by “D/S”
  • I-20 or DS-2019
  • Immunization records
  • Final official transcripts and certificates of completion if they have not yet been submitted

NOTE: You will not be able to complete check-in & registration without the above documents

** If you are arriving after the check-in dates, please make arrangement to come by our office immediately once you get to campus.  

Getting to Fresno State

If your final destination is the Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT), the readily available transportation from the airport to your destination (dormitory/apartment/friend’s house) is taking a taxi (cab) outside the airport. 

Make sure you have cash (about $30) for the cab and the address to your destination on you.  If you are staying at an apartment, make prior arrangement with the apartment manager to meet you within one or two hours of your arrival at FAT to check you into the apartment.  If you arrive after office hours, you may need to check into a hotel to spend the night.   See this links for hotel choices that are close to Fresno State:

University Square Hotel  (5- minute walk to campus) 
University Inn                  (5 - minute walk to campus)          
Holiday Inn Express        (30 -minute walk to campus)

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