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!

Tips

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.

Events 

AUGUST 20
New Student Convocation
Save Mart Center • 3 - 4 p.m.

Bulldog Bash
Student Recreation Center • 4 - 6 p.m.

AUGUST 21 - 22
Leadertrips
Register at www.fresnostate.edu/leadertrips

AUGUST 22
Poetry Jam
North Gym 118 • 7 p.m.

AUGUST 23
Target College Night
Target (Sierra Vista Mall) • 9:30 – 11:30 p.m.

AUGUST 24
Movie Under the Stars
Lawn in front of Baker Hall • 8:30 p.m.

AUGUST 26
Bulldog Bowl Open House
Bulldog Bowl (USU Lower Level) • 4 – 9 p.m.

AUGUST 27
Traditions Day
USU Balcony • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

AUGUST 28
Student Recreation Center Open House
Student Recreation Center • 4 – 7 p.m.

IFC Recruitment Info Night
USU 312-314 • 7 p.m

AUGUST 29
Community Service Opportunities Fair
Memorial Gardens (in front of Kennel Bookstore) • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Welcome Black
Satellite Student Union • 5 – 7 p.m.

AUGUST 30
Fresno State Night At Campus Pointe
The Square at Campus Pointe • 6 – 9 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 5
Good Morning Commuters
Locations at www.fresnostate.edu/ocsl • 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Bulldog Wednesday, Greek Day and Club Sports Expo
Memorial Gardens • 11 a.m - 1 p.m.

Let's Brunch Social
Thomas 110A • 11 a.m - 1 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 6

IFC Recruitment Info Night
Bulldog Bowl • 7 p.m. 

Headphone Glow Night Party
Satellite Student Union • 8 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 7
Jane Addams Commemoration
Peace Garden • 10 a.m.

SEPTEMBER 10
Q Clothing Closet Pop Up Shop
Thomas 110A | 5 - 6 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 12
IFC Recruitment Info Night
Volleyball Court (University Courtyard) • 7 p.m

SAFARI
USU Balcony • 10 a.m - 1 p.m 

Craft Night
Bulldog Zone • 7 p.m. | Register at bit.ly/craft912

SEPTEMBER 17 - 28
Fraternity and Sorority Life Recruitment
         - IFC: 8/28, 9/6, 9/12
         - Panhellenic: 8/30, 9/5, 9/13, 9/18
www.fresnostate.edu/greeklife

SEPTEMBER 18
Coffeehouse Concert Series
Bulldog Zone | 11 a.m - 1 p.m

September 20
Incredibles 2 Movie Night
Field by the Tennis Courts | 8 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 25
Billiards Tournament
Bulldog Bowl • 12 - 3 p.m.

Leadership on Demand
USU 312 - 314 | 5 - 6 p.m

SEPTEMBER 26
Bulldog Spirit Night
Bulldog Bowl • 7 – 10 p.m.

OCTOBER 2, 9, 16, 23
Leadership on Demand
USU 312 - 315 | 5 - 6 p.m.

OCTOBER 3
Bulldog Wednesday
Speakers Platform | 11 a.m - 1 p.m.

Good Morning Commuters
Locations at www.fresnostate.edu/ocsl • 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

OCTOBER 4
Purple Thursday (Domestic Violence Awareness Month)
Speaker's Platform • 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

OCTOBER 5 - 7
Emerging Leaders Retreats
www.fresnostate.edu/leadership

OCTOBER 8 - 14
Pride Week 

OCTOBER 10
Queer Faith PanelLibrary 3212 | 12 - 1:30 p.m. 

OCTOBER 11
Hollywood Murder Mystery Night
Vintage Room | 7 p.m. 

OCTOBER 17
Take Back the Night
Speaker's Platform • 6 p.m - 9 p.m.

OCTOBER 19 - 21
Emerging Leaders Retreats
www.fresnostate.edu/leadership

OCTOBER 10
Q Clothing Closet Pop Up Shop
Thomas 110A | 5 - 6 p.m.

OCTOBER 22 - 28
HOMECOMING WEEK
• Family Weekend | October 26 - 28
• Football vs Hawaii | Saturday, October 27
www.fresnostate.edu/homecoming

OCOTBER 23
Coffeehouse Concert Series
Bulldog Zone | 11 a.m - 1 p.m.

OCTOBER 24
Billiards Tournament
Bulldog Bowl • 2 p.m.


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Enjoy your semester here at Fresno State! 
Go Dogs!