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Orientation for Online Learners

Welcome to SDState Online!

By choosing SDSU, you've opened yourself up to endless opportunities and a fantastic future. And it all starts here — with Orientation for Online Learners.

Orientation for Online Learners will be held virtually and is strictly for fully online students. Whether you are brand new to the college experience or transferring or returning to SDSU, we'll get you started on your path to great.

Learn more about the Orientation program by clicking the appropriate links to the right. We are so glad you've selected SDSU and look forward to meeting you virtually at Orientation for Online Learners!


(You will be directed to the MyState portal. Please log in to register for Orientation. The form can be found under the Forms section on the Dashboard.)

DateDay of the WeekStatus
May 17TuesdayAvailable
June 9ThursdayAvailable
July 19TuesdayAvailable
August 11ThursdayAvailable

How to Register

You will register for Orientation for Online Learners through your SDSU MyState account.

If you have not previously accessed MyState, please read the following information:

ACCESSING MYSTATE - You will need:

  1. Your MyState username
  2. Your MyState password

NOTE: Both your username and password were emailed to you from the SDSU Admissions Office when you were admitted to the university. If you changed your MyState password since receiving the email, please be sure to use your updated password to log in. If you have any issues accessing MyState, please reach out to the Support Desk at 605-688-6776.


  1. Register for Orientation by clicking on the Dashboard tab and finding the Forms section on the Dashboard. In the "Forms" section, find the Orientation for Online Learners Registration Form, which is typically a featured form towards the top of the Forms list.
  2. Verify your major, select your date and complete the rest of the steps to finalize registration.


Confirmation Materials

Once you've registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Your final confirmation details will be sent via Jacks email a day or two prior to your session.