We have developed a virtual orientation experience specifically for parents, family members, and guests. This virtual experience will allow them to learn about CSU, get questions answered, and learn about ways to support students in their transition to CSU.
There are two steps to Parent, Family, and Guest Virtual Orientation: the Online Guest Pre-Orientation and a Virtual Guest Ram Orientation session.
To sign up for orientation, have your student add you as a guest in the reservation system. Make sure your student has included complete and accurate information for each guest. We will be using this information to provide updates about your virtual orientation experience.
Step 1: Online Guest Pre-Orientation
Like your student, you will have access to modules that include campus resources and information specific to family and guests. Your progress in the online orientation system will be saved each time you log in and out of the system. You will have access to this system until the start of the fall 2021 semester.
A Spanish version of this Online Guest Pre-Orientation will be available for those who need a translated version.
Online Guest Pre-Orientation will be available on June 1.
Step 2: Virtual Guest Ram Orientation
This is a synchronous session offered via Zoom for family and guests. In this session you will hear presentations from key campus offices that will give you information about supporting your student in their transition. Virtual Ram Orientation sessions are offered various times throughout summer orientation. You can attend on the day that works best for your schedule. For a full list of dates click here.
Note that Virtual Guest Ram Orientation sessions are completely separate from student sessions. There will be no joint presentations. Please make sure you plan accordingly with your student.
To register for these sessions your student will need to sign you up when they are registering for Virtual Ram Orientation. Your student can register for orientation at this website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will there be a charge for family and guest orientation?
No, there will not be a charge for online family and guest orientation.
How do I sign up for Virtual Guest Orientation?
Students will need to register their guest(s) in our online reservation system. Guests can be registered for a session at any point; it will just need to be at least one week prior to the desired session.
How many guests can participate in Virtual Guest Orientation?
Your student can register as many guests as they would like.
Can guests of the same student attend different Virtual Guest Orientation sessions?
Yes, a student can register their guests for different orientation sessions. Students will need to make sure to include accurate contact information for each guest registered.
Is guest orientation on the same day as student orientation?
Some guest orientation sessions will correspond with student orientation sessions. Guest do not have to attend a session on the same day as their student’s orientation. These sessions are completely independent of each other and do not have any joint sessions. Before selecting, a date be sure to consider device availability and internet access and bandwidth. To find the dates for guest orientation click here.
Are Spanish language sessions available for virtual guest orientation?
The online orientation modules for Families and Guests will have the option to receive information in Spanish. Currently we are not offering Spanish language sessions for Virtual Ram Orientation sessions.
When will I get the link for my orientation session?
You will receive a detailed email including the link to access your guest orientation one week prior to your session.