New F-1 Students
The information provided below is intended to help new international students make the transition to California State University, East Bay. In addition to these resources, new students should carefully review all of the information provided in the F-1 Student section of the Web site, including Immigration, Medical Insurance, and more.
Applying for a Visa
Find helpful advice about applying for your student visa and gaining entry in the U.S.
Checking In / New Student Orientation
All new students should check in with CIE upon arrival as well as attend an orientation meeting.
Learn about your housing options, including on-campus, off-campus, apartments or temporary housing.
Checklist for New Students
Utilize this checklist to make sure that you have everything you need as a new student.
Getting to Cal State East Bay
Discover your transportation options for getting to campus and getting around the Bay Area.
Fun Trips! (link opens in new window)
Weekly outings to fabulous places around the San Francisco Bay area.