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First Contact Orientation

First Contact is a free, mandatory orientation organized by the Office of Educational Opportunity Programs & Ethnic Affairs (EOP) at San Diego State University. It is designed for all newly admitted SDSU/EOP students (first-time freshmen and transfer students) and should not be confused with San Diego State University’s New Student Orientation, which is designed to reach all new, incoming SDSU students. For more information visit SDSU's New Student Orientation.

At First Contact students will learn more about EOP's programs, services, and benefits. They will also have the opportunity to meet the staff. In addition, incoming students will meet their EOP Counselors in a special session. At this session Counselors discuss program policies and procedures, expectations and additional services, which include:

  • Academic advising
  • Personal counseling
  • Free tutorial assistance
  • Campus resources
  • Testing
  • Graduation and degree requirements

During First Contact students review and sign the EOP Student-Program Contract which highlights EOP services, policies and procedures, as well as expectations for student participation, all of which help to ensure academic success.

EOP First Contact will be conducted in two segments. The first segment is to complete a set of online modules before your synchronous/live session with your EOP Counselor. You must complete the first segment in order to receive the zoom link for your live counseling session; which is the second segment to complete. For access to the online module, admitted SDSU EOP students must sign up for First Contact below, using you SDSU ID information.

Our staff will do their best to schedule your first First Contact date selection. Given the large volume of new students, please remain open to an alternate date. Check your email regularly.

Dates for 2021 First Contact: First-Time Freshmen

Date

Check-In

End Time

Location

Registration Link

Saturday, June 12th

10:00 am

12:00 pm*

Hybrid

RSVP HERE

Wednesday, June 16th

1:00 pm

3:00 pm*

Hybrid

RSVP HERE

Friday, June 18th

1:00 pm

3:00 pm*

Hybrid

RSVP HERE

Dates for 2021 First Contact: Transfer Students

Date

Check-In

End Time

Location

Registration Link

Thursday, June 24th

1:00pm

3:00 pm*

Hybrid

RSVP HERE

Saturday, June 26th

10:00 am

12:00pm*

Hybrid

RSVP HERE

*For those participating in a summer transitional program (BEST Summer Bridge or EOP Transfer Bridge), plan on staying an additional hour for your mandatory orientation. This is required in order to participate in the program. 

If you are unable to attend the dates listed above, please indicate this information on the RSVP form above or email us at [email protected] and we will provide you with next steps.