Welcome to Dog Days: New Student Orientation!


  • Dog Days Check In
  • Orientation Leader leading a group
  • Dog Days student bag
  • Class registration at Dog Days
  • Dog Days 2017 Staff
  • Staff during check in
  • Orientation Staff

Dog Days: New Student Orientation is a program designed to help new students transition into the University. Whether you are coming in as a transfer student from another college/university or a first-time freshman from high school, we are here to help you.

During orientation students will meet with an academic counselor, a major adviser, and register for classes. In addition to learning about academic requirements, students will hear from a variety of campus programs as well as participate in a resource fair. 

Fall 2020 semester Dog Days

Dog Days Orientations for incoming Fall 2020 students will take place in June and July. The Dog Days reservation system opens on March 15, 2020. Students must first "accept" their admission to the university before making a Dog Days reservation. Questions can be directed to the Dog Days Office at 559-278-4885 or dogdays@mail.fresnostate.edu.

Join the Family Association

The Family Association exists to help support families and supporters during their students time at the University. The Family Association distributes electronic newsletters, holds special events, and creates video chats to keep families informed about the university. For more information you can contact the Dog Days Office at 559-278-4885 or parents@mail.fresnostate.edu.





All new students attending Fresno State must attend Dog Days prior to their first semester on campus.

Frequently asked questions

Dog Days is the first step as a Fresno State student. Here are some frequently asked questions for incoming students.

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