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. 

Become an Orientation Leader!

Applications to become a Dog Days Orientation Leader are available now. You can download the application, pickup a copy in Joyal 224, or apply through hirefresnostate.edu. Applications are due by November 8. 2019. Questions can be directed to the Dog Days Office at 559-278-4885 or dogdays@mail.fresnostate.edu.

Orientation Leader Application

Spring 2020 semester Dog Days

Dog Days Orientations for incoming Spring 2020 students will take place in December and January. The Dog Days reservation system opens on October 1, 2019. 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 Parents Association

The Parents Association exists to help support families and supporters during their students time at the University. The Parents 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 dogdays@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.

Contact Us

Still have questions? Contact us.