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Prepare for Orientation

Registering for orientation is your first step in the right direction. Let's make your Laker journey official with these helpful tips and resources to help  prepare you for your big day.

Laker Orientation Guide & Tips for Success

Let's Get You NSO Ready!

Select Your Orientation Experience for tips and resources about how to prepare:

General Campus Tour

Fully Online Orientation

Are you in a fully online degree program? Here's some info to help you prepare for Online Orientation.



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Large Group Tour

Hybrid Orientation

Most students must participate in the hybrid New Student Orientation experience. Here's the info you'll need to prepare for both components.



Get Ready for Orientation >


Helpful Links


Activate Your Student Account >
Update Your Contact Info & Preferences >
Set Up Your Clayton State Email>

Review Your First CSU Class Schedule >
Request Changes to Your First CSU Class Schedule >
Upload Your LakerCard Photo >



Get Directions & Parking Info >
Pre-order Your Course Materials & Textbooks >
Finish your New Student Checklist >


Have Questions About Orientation?

Check out Orientation FAQs and Orientation Help for a list of answers to some commonly asked questions we've received about orientation. Don't see what you're looking for? Feel free to contact our Orientation Student Helpdesk. We are happy to help answer any questions about New Student Orientation that you or your family may have.

To ask questions about accessibility or request accommodations, please contact Disability Resource Center at or call (678) 466-5443.