Transfer Orientation

A Brief Overview

Transfer Noma Nation Orientation will be offered in-person for the Fall 2022 semester!

  • Transfer Noma Nation Orientation will be hosting two on campus sessions at Sonoma State University on Thursday, May 12th or Friday May 13th. You choose one date to attend. Please visit our What to Expect page to learn more about this event!
    • If you did not attend in person or through our LiveStreamed option, you will be automatically added to a Canvas course titled "Fall 2022 NOMA Orientation" which will contain the session recordings, for your reference.  You will need to access this course through your Online Services page when you log into
  • To help you prepare to register for courses, The Transfer Center and Faculty in every department across campus have created an easy to navigate Electronic Advising & Registration Guide.  Please use this to answer any and all questions about your academic journey!
  • Then, Transfer Students will also participate and attend Noma Nation Orientation Welcome Week beginning August 16th and completing on August 19th.

Orientation students doing ice breakers

Transfer Noma Nation Orientation is required for all incoming transfer students, even those who are returning after more than two years. Orientation is a program designed to familiarize new transfer students with SSU by providing information about the campus, departments and resources that are available to them at Sonoma State as well as important academic requirements. You will also get a chance to meet with school advisors and faculty to help prepare you for class registration. 

Remember, if you attended in May in-person or via LiveStream, you will need to attend the August Welcome Days, reserve now the Student Life Experience Orientation, in your Orientation Self -Service portal. 

If you did NOT attend our May sessions, that's ok! You will be added to the Canvas course based on your August reservation for Welcome Days!

Transferring from another school can be confusing, but we are here to help guide you through the process at Orientation & Family Programs. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments, and welcome to Sonoma State University!