Orientation Services

Freshman Orientation

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, Orientation will be VIRTUAL in summer 2020.

Orientation is a mandatory enrollment requirement for all new Cal Poly Pomona students. Your orientation experience consists of three parts.

1. CPP Online Orientation

The CPP Online Orientation will be available for all students beginning June 1. You must complete the Online Orientation in order for your Orientation Registration (ROS) hold to be removed. Successfully completing the CPP Online Orientation means that you have viewed all nine sections and passed the final test with a score of 80% or higher.

CPP Online Orientation

2. Virtual Advising and Registration

Make your reservation for a Virtual Advising and Registration date via BroncoDirect. The reservations period for summer 2020 has ended. If you do not have a Virtual Advising and Registration reservation, please contact us via email. You must complete the CPP Online Orientation prior to your virtual Advising and Registration date. Your virtual small group advising session will be over Zoom with your academic department on the date you reserve and you will complete your course registration remotely via BroncoDirect.

Virtual Advising and Registration Dates and Information

3. Virtual Engagement

Our virtual engagement programs are your opportunity to connect with current students, new students, campus departments and support services.

Orientation Leader Small Groups
Orientation Leaders will lead small-group Zoom meetings where you will meet some of your fellow new Broncos and learn about how your Orientation Leader will support you throughout the summer. Your first Orientation Leader Zoom meeting will be the day after your virtual Advising and Registration date and the second meeting will be one week later.

Campus Webinars
Campus departments and student support services - such as the Career Center, Student Health and Wellbeing, the Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers, Associated Student Incorporated, Bronco Advising Center, and many more - will host a number of webinars and Q&A sessions for you and your supporters to log in to and learn more about the resources that are important to you. Recordings and other resources will be available for you to access when it is convenient for you. You can find the virtual engagement calendar in the CPP Online Orientation platform and in the reminder emails you will receive from Orientation. Be certain to check your CPP email often.

Why Do I Need to Participate Orientation?

  • Orientation prepares you for academic success by introducing you to faculty and staff, teaching you about registration tools and academic culture, and connecting you to important academic support resources.
  • Orientation helps you connect to campus by providing opportunities to meet other students.
  • Orientation empowers you to be an active learner by teaching you about CPP policies, introducing you to resources to help when times are tough, and giving you the tools you need to become a critical thinker.

Students register for classes during an orientation session