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Dog Days

Welcome to Dog Days: New Student Orientation!

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 acclimate to campus and register for classes.

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. Dog Days is mandatory for all incoming students.

Fall 2023 Dog Days

Dog Days orientations for incoming fall 2023 students will be held in-person in June and July. 

The Dog Days reservation system will open on January 16th for incoming freshmen and February 15th for transfer students for the fall 2023 students and will close on May 1st for freshmen and June 1st for transfer students. The Dog Days student fee of $70 is due by the reservation deadline. There are NO refunds for Dog Days fees. Dog Days orientations will be in-person workshops on campus. Dog Days Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students and coincides with the accept/decline process through the office of Admissions and Recruitment. 

For details regarding Dog Days Orientation contact the Dog Days Office at 559-278-4885 or 


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Sincerely, Fresno State podcast

Do you love podcasts? Listen to the new Sincerely, Fresno State podcast through the Office of New Student and Family Programs. You can find it on the website through the link above or on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. 


Dog Day Staff

Register for Dog Days

All new students attending Fresno State must attend Dog Days prior to their first semester on campus.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dog Days is the first step as a Fresno State student. Here are some frequently asked questions for incoming students.

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Still have questions? Contact us.