Fall 2023 Transfer Orientation


Thank you for Participating in Noma Nation Orientation.

If you have missed any part of Noma Nation Orientation, the recordings for each of those sessions can be found here:

Below this was the information provided for Noma Nation Orientation for reference.


New! Fall 2023 Orientation Schedule

Click below to access a PDF of the extended Transfer Orientation schedule for Fall 2023. 


Transfer Orientation

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

Transfer Orientation is comprised of three parts:

  • An Introduction to Advising & Registration
  • Ask Me Anything Series
  • Week of Welcome

During the Transfer Orientation program, students will have a chance to meet faculty and staff from across campus who are ready to welcome you to our university! Students will also have the opportunity to meet other students, student organizations, and learn more about campus departments and support services available.

Participation at Transfer Orientation is required for all incoming transfer students, even for those returning to Sonoma State after more than two years.


A Brief Overview of Transfer Orientation

Incoming fall 2023 transfer students are required to complete the following sessions in order to satisfy Sonoma State University's transfer orientation requirements: 

  • An introduction to Advising & Registration - this session will be held virtually (Zoom) on:
    • Friday, April 07 for students who deposit (ERD) by March 30 or
    • Friday, May 05 for students who deposit (ERD) by May 01
  • Ask Me Anything Series - Virtual sessions where you will hear from a lot of amazing departments and resources whose primary purpose is to support you on your journey of student success.
  • Week of Welcome - this series will be held in-person at Sonoma State University Wednesday, August 16 - Saturday, August 19. 

Additional information about each of these sessions will be emailed to students' Sonoma State email addresses. We encourage you to check your SSU email regularly for these updates.

* Students needing disability-related accommodations during Transfer Orientation and/or during the academic year should contact Disability Services for Students (DSS).