Summer Guidance for Incoming Freshmen

For Incoming 2021 Science and Math Freshmen

Welcome to California State University, Long Beach and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics! We are excited to help you achieve a smooth and successful start to your college career.

The following information is for incoming FRESHMEN students who are majoring in science or math. Incoming transfer students should instead go to Guidance for Incoming Transfers.

Out of an abundance of caution, guidance for incoming science and mathematics freshman, including academic advising and class registration, will be conducted online for Summer 2021.

New freshmen have two required components to help with their transition to CSULB:

  • Advising and Registration component led by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM)
  • Orientation component led by Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR)

Advising and Registration Appointment takes place ONE WEEK PRIOR to your SOAR date. When you register for SOAR, you will automatically be assigned to the corresponding advising and registration date.

Advising & Registration Date SOAR Date
June 24 July 1
June 25 July 2
July 26 August 2
July 27 August 3
July 28 August 4
July 29 August 5
July 30 August 6
August 2 August 9
August 3 August 10

Visit the SOAR website to learn how to sign up for your Advising and Registration Day and SOAR Orientation.

Important Reminders

Check your personal email and your new CSULB email for updates and read the information below so you understand the full process. More information to come about CNSM Showcase and CNSM Summer Programming.


CNSM Academic Advising Center

Skill Building Workshops

The Thrive Event Series offers opportunities to CNSM students for skill building in academic, professional, and personal development. You will find free events and workshops from a variety of CNSM and campus services.

Thrive Event Series