New Student Orientation

Once you have deposited, you will be granted exclusive access to our online New Student Orientation (NSO). The online NSO will be live in Desire to Learn (D2L) beginning on June 1, 2020. D2L is Cal U’s online learning platform, which you will continue to use throughout your time as a Cal U student.

Start Here

To access D2L, you will need your campus username and password. Once you have successfully retrieved your username and password, you will be able to access D2L.

Log in to D2L

Follow the tutorial below to get started:

About New Student Orientation

NSO will be self-paced, and you will have the opportunity to attend a number of live Zoom sessions to meet University staff, ask questions, and finish your road map to Cal U. View the New Student Orientation program guide.

Please check your Cal U email regularly for any updates. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at If you are a parent or family member who would like access to our Parent and Guest Orientation, please email


We're Here for You

As part of our commitment to inspire and support students, our New Student Orientation is designed around you. By the time you complete online orientation, you’ll be on your way to a successful first-year experience within the Cal U community. Here is what you will accomplish:

Get your technology ready
Learn about life at Cal U
Make sure money matters are squared away.
Chart your academic success.
Confirm your class schedule.