PLACE Orientation

Welcome to PLACE!

We look forward to seeing you at Orientation. This fall mid-semester, orientation will occur in person the week of October 3 – October 5. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Mandatory Orientation

Orientation is mandatory for all new PLACE students. If you have questions, you can email us at

Fall 2022 Mid-Semester Orientation Schedule


Monday, October 3Location
9am - 10amREQUIRED
Welcome & Introductions
Welcome to CSU! You will get a folder with important information and meet your classmates.Laurel Hall Room 103
10am - 10:45amREQUIRED
Immigration Information Session
Learn about important US immigration rules. Bring your passport with visa, I-20, and CSU Net ID.Laurel Hall Room 103
10:45am - 11:30am REQUIRED
Campus Resources & Academic Best Practices
Learn about various campus resources and academic best practices.Laurel Hall Room 103
11:30am - 12:30pmREQUIRED
Enjoy lunch with your new classmates and PLACE staff.Dining Hall
12:30pm - 1pmREQUIRED
Get Your Ram Card
Get your Ram Card. Bring your passport and CSU Net ID. Your Ram Card will cost $25 and be billed to your student account on RamWeb.Lory Student Center (LSC) Ram Card Office
1pm - 2pmREQUIRED
Campus Tour
Explore campus on a walking campus tour. Learn about campus buildings and resources, including the Lory Student Center (LSC), Morgan Library, Rec Center, and academic buildings.Leave from Lory Student Center (LSC)
2pm - 3:30pmOptional
Snacks & Games
Get to know other PLACE students, faculty, and staff. Enjoy snacks, drinks, and games.Spruce Hall Lobby
Tuesday, October 4Location
9am - 10amREQUIRED
Placement Test: Writing
Take the written part of the English placement test.Morgan Library Room 175
10am - 12pmREQUIRED
Placement Test: Listening & Comprehension
Take the listening and reading comprehension part of the English placement test.Morgan Library Room 175
Wednesday, October 5Location
10am - 12pmREQUIRED
Placement Advising & Registration
Meet with an advisor for placement results and register for classes.Morgan Library Room 174
Thursday, October 6Location
10am - 12:30pmOptional
Shopping Trip
Learn how to ride the Max Bus to nearby shopping centers. CSU Students ride for free with their CSU ID. Bring money if you want to purchase anything at the stores.Meet at Spruce Hall Lobby
6pm - 8pmOptional
International Volleyball Night
Join us for our weekly International Volleyball Night to make new friends, get outside, and play volleyball!Student Rec Center Sand Volleyball Courts