Welcome to Fresno State!

Whether you are a new or returning student, we want to welcome you to campus! Check out our amazing events and explore information on parkingsafetytextbooks and computers, and other important resources on campus!


Help is available during the first week of classes at any of the welcome booths staffed by student volunteers, but is always a good idea to:

  • Give yourself extra time to get to campus! With thousands of students coming back to campus, the beginning of school can feel hectic- but you can beat the lines in offices and parking by showing up early!
  • Confirm your class schedule and locations! Print your schedule the night before for the most up-to-date information in case of any room changes.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing! Campus can be big and overwhelming, so make sure you're dressed comfortably.


Activities in red require a valid Bulldog Card (Fresno State student ID).

Event Date and Time Location
New Student Convocation
Official New Student Welcome
Monday, August 19
3 p.m.
Save Mart Center
Bulldog Bash
Convocation After-Party
Monday, August 19
4 to 6 p.m.
Student Recreation Center
Bulldog Bowl Open House
Free Bowling and Billiards 
Sunday, August 25
4 to 9 p.m.
Bulldog Bowl (USU Lower Level)
Student Recreation Center Open House Tuesday, August 27
4 to 6 p.m.
Student Rec Center
Traditions Day
Student Club and Organization Fair
Wednesday, August 28
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
USU Balcony
Fresno State Night at Campus Pointe
Music, Silent Disco, Discounts and Resources
Thursday, August 29
6 to 9 p.m.
The Square at Campus Pointe
The Commuter Classroom
Car Maintenance 101
Tuesday, September 3
12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
Madden Library 3212
Good Morning Commuters
Snacks and Coffee for Students
Wednesday, September 4
7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Parking Lot P5
Conley Art/Peters Business Buildings
Community Service Opportunities Fair
Discover Volunteering Opportunities
Wednesday, September 4
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Memorial Gardens
In front of Kennel Bookstore
Bulldog Wednesday
Wear your Fresno State gear the first Wednesday of every month!
Wednesday, September 4
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Speaker's Platform
Run to Victory
New student tradition at the first home football game!
Saturday, September 7
Before Kick-Off (7:30 p.m.)
 Bulldog Stadium

For reference, download our calendar poster (link).

Share your Fresno State Weeks of Welcome experience using #FresWOW and you may get featured on our official social media accounts! 

Enjoy your semester here at Fresno State! 
Go Dogs!