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Orientation for Freshmen International Students

Important Information for Incoming Freshmen International Students

Orientation is a requirement for enrollment at the University. Students who do not attend this Orientation will have a registration hold placed on their account.

International Freshmen Orientation is September 14-15. International Freshmen students should contact the Orientation Services Office (909-869-3604 or orientation@cpp.edu) to be enrolled into their mandatory, 2-day session. The cost of orientation is $189, and can be paid via BroncoDirect or by following the instructions here.


Housing Accomodations:

International Students will have an opportunity to move into their permanent 2017-2018 housing assignments prior to the start of their Orientation.

Students who do not have confirmed housing will be required to arrange their own housing. Follow this link for assistance in finding housing prior to or during the academic year.

Orientation is a requirement for enrollment at the University. Students who do not attend this Orientation will have a registration hold placed on their account.

International Freshmen students should contact the Orientation Services Office (909-869-3604 or orientation@cpp.edu) to be enrolled into this Orientation session. The cost of orientation is $185 and can be paid via BroncoDirect or by following the instructions here.


What should I do before I attend Orientation?

Before Orientation, students should complete the following steps:

  • Visit the Admissions page for International Freshmen and follow the instructions in the “After Your Decision” section.
  • Pay your Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD) via BroncoDirect by May 1. You cannot register for Orientation until you pay your ECD.
  • Register for Orientation via BroncoDirect  by June 1.
  • Check out the Success 101 Website for more information from the International Center
  • Submit the documents required for the issuance of your I-20. (See the list on the “After You’re Admitted” page).
  • Submit test scores (TOEFL or IELTS, EPT/ELM, etc…)
  • If you are required to live on campus, submit your housing application.
  • Pay your Orientation Fee via BroncoDirect.
  • Submit your immunization records to Student Health Services by July 15.
  • Submit your final official transcripts.
  • Complete the Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo online assessment here before your Orientation date.
  • Upload your photo for your Bronco ID. (Instructions will be posted soon).
  • Check your Cal Poly Pomona email regularly for updates.
  • Get directions to the university and review a campus map. Use our Getting Here website to find out information about local airports and public transportation.
  • Print out your parking permit. The permit will be sent to you via email 1 week before your Orientation date.

 

What should I bring to Orientation?

We will take care of your meals. To make your stay more comfortable, we recommend you bring the following:

  • Passport
  • F-1 Visa
  • Cal Poly Pomona I-20
  • Bronco ID number and password.
  • Unofficial transcripts from high school.
  • Government issued photo ID card (such as a driver’s license or passport).
  • Test scores (EPT/ELM, SAT, SAT II, AP, MDPT, etc…) if applicable.
  • Comfortable shoes and casual clothing.
  • Sunscreen
  • Any medication you may need
  • Extra spending money (for bookstore items, snacks, etc…)

 

Is there anything I need to do after Orientation?

There are a few things you will need to do before school starts: