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First Contact Orientation

First Contact is a free, mandatory orientation organized by the Office of Educational Opportunity Programs & Ethnic Affairs (EOP) at San Diego State University. It is designed for all newly admitted SDSU/EOP students (first-time freshmen and transfer students) and should not be confused with San Diego State University’s New Student Orientation, which is designed to reach all new, incoming SDSU students. For more information visit SDSU's New Student Orientation.

At First Contact students will learn more about EOP's programs, services, and benefits. They will also have the opportunity to meet the staff. In addition, incoming students will meet their EOP Counselors in a special session. At this session Counselors discuss program policies and procedures, expectations and additional services, which include:

  • Academic advising
  • Personal counseling
  • Free tutorial assistance
  • Campus resources
  • Testing
  • Graduation and degree requirements

During First Contact students review and sign the EOP Student-Program Agreement, which highlights EOP services, policies and procedures, as well as expectations for student participation, all of which help to ensure academic success.

Our staff will do their best to schedule your first First Contact date selection. Given the large volume of new students, please remain open to an alternate date. Check your email regularly.

Please Note: EOP First Contact is conducted in June 2020 and we are no longer accepting RSVPs for this event at this time. If you still need to complete your EOP First Contact Orientation requirement, please reach out to us at [email protected] for steps on how to complete this requirement.

Dates for First-Time Freshmen

Date

Check-In

End Time

Location

Registration Link

Wednesday, June 17th

1:00 pm

3:00 pm*

Hybrid

RSVP HERE

Friday, June 19th

1:00 pm

3:00 pm*

Hybrid

RSVP HERE

Saturday, June 27th

10:00 am

12:00 pm*

Hybrid

RSVP HERE

Dates for Community College Transfer Students

Date

Check-In

End Time

Location

Registration Link

Saturday, June 13th

10:00 am

12:00 pm*

Hybrid

RSVP HERE

Friday, June 26th

1:00 pm

3:00pm*

Hybrid

RSVP HERE

*For those participating in a summer transitional program (BEST Summer Bridge or The Transfer Bridge Program), plan on staying an additional hour for your mandatory orientation. This is required in order to participate in the program. 

If you are unable to attend the dates listed above, please email us at [email protected] and we will provide you with next steps.