New Student Orientation
Self-Love Meditation with Choreographer Veta Goler

2020 New Student Orientation

**All new students are required to participate in New Student Orientation beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1. 

To log into Comevo and begin New Student Orientation, students will need to know their Student ID Number, beginning with "0". Student can find their ID Number in a variety of places:

Access online Orientation using the links below. For International Students, please use the International Students link.

CalArts Student Orientation

CalArts International Student Orientation

CalArts Online Orientation Overview

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, CalArts Orientation will be entirely online, beginning Tuesday, September 1, and continuing through Sunday, September 13. It will consist of online sessions to complete, madatory trainings, and virtual events to attend. If you're not sure how to break it up day-by-day, check out the Suggested Orientation Schedule below to help guide you and stay on track. 

Suggested Orientation Schedule

Online Orientation sessions will include all of the following topics, and more:

  • Campus Life
  • Financial Aid
  • Academic Support Services
  • Care and Well-being
  • Patty Disney Center for Life and Work
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Student Planning
  • Academics
  • International Students

Mandatory trainings that will be emailed out include:

  • COVID-19
  • Title IX
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse

Online Orientation Event Schedule 


  • 7:00pm-8:00pm PDT Orientation Kick Off Event [All Students]

  • 9:00am-10:00am PDT Meet & Greet with Orientation Leader Joshua Sadinsky [All Students]

  • 11:00am-12:00pm PDT Orientation Kick Off Event ​[All Students]

  • 12:00pm-3:00pm PDT Live Orientation with Orientation Leader Rachel Shin [All Students]

  • 3:00pm-4:00pm PDT Disability Service Office Live Event ​[All Students]

  • 5:00pm-7:00pm PDT Meet & Greet with Orientation Leader Jake Olson ​[All Students]


  • 9:00am-11:00am PDT Meet & Greet with Orientation Leader Christina Giordano ​[All Students]

  • 12:00pm-2:00pm PDT Meet & Greet with Orientation Leader Rachel Shin [All Students]

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm PDT Meet the Union ​[All Students]

  • 5:00pm-7:00pm PDT Meet & Greet with Orientation Leader Jo Ross ​[All Students]


  • 9:00am-12:00pm PDT Meet & Greet with Orientation Leader Maddie Wray ​[All Students]

  • 10:00am-11:00am PDT Disability Service Office Live Event ​[All Students]

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm PDT Student Union Meet & Greet Event ​[All Students]

  • 5:00pm-6:00pm PDT Halloween Event ​[All Students]

  • 6:15pm PDT International Student Meet and Greet and Activities 


  • 9:00am-10:00am PDT Q&A with Orientation Leader Joshua ​[All Students]

  • 9:00am-12:00pm PDT Q&A with Orientation Leader Maddie ​[All Students]

  • 2:00pm PDT  Art School Mandatory Meeting with their Research Librarians [MFA]

  • 2:30pm PDT Film/Video School Mandatory Meeting with their Research Librarians [MFA]

  • 3:00pm PDT Dance School Meeting with their Research Librarians [MFA]

  • 3:30pm PDT Music Mandatory Meeting with their Research Librarians [MFA+DMA]

  • 4:00pm PDT Theater School Mandatory Meeting with their Research Librarians [MFA]

  • 4:30pm PDT Critical Studies Mandatory Meeting with their Research Librarians [MA+MFA]

  • 5:00pm-7:00pm PDT Q&A with Orientation Leader Jo [All Students]


  • 9:00am-9:30am PDT Self-Love Meditation with Choreographer Veta Goler (Video Session Goes Live) [All Students]

  • 10:00am-12:00pm PDT Q&A with Orientation Leader Rachel [All Students]

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm PDT Meet and Greet Event with Student Union Committees [All Students]

  • 5:00pm-7:00pm PDT Q&A with Orientation Leader Christina [All Students]


  • 9:30am-11:00am PDT Q&A with Orientation Leader Jake [All Students]

  • 11:00am-12:00pm PDT Family & Friends (Parent) Town Hall with CalArts President Ravi Rajan and Provost Tracie Costantino [Non-students]

  • 1:00pm-2:00pm PDT Family & Friends (Parent) Town Hall with Student Experience [Non-students]

  • 6:00pm-7:00pm PDT Family & Friends (Parent) Town Hall with CalArts President Ravi Rajan and Provost Tracie Costantino [Non-students]

  • 8:00pm-9:00pm PDT Family & Friends (Parent) Town Hall with Student Experience [Non-students]


  • 9:00am-10:30am PDT Live morning radio hour with Orientation Leader Joshua Sadinsky: 'A Song is Worth a Thousand Words' [All Students]

  • 1:00pm-3:00pm PDT Live Event with Orientation Leader Maddie: 'Ready To Get Your Game On?' [All Students]

  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT Live Event with Orientation Leader Jo: 'What Is Self Care?' [All Students]


  • 9:00am-9:15am PDT School of Music Meet and Greet with Dean David Rosenboom [BFA+MFA]

  • 10:00am-12:00pm PDT School of Music Mandatory Placement Exams [BFA+MFA]

  • 11:00am-12:00pm PDT School of Art Mandatory Program Meetings [BFA]

  • 1:00pm-2:00pm PDT School of Art Mandatory Program Meetings [MFA]

  • 1:00pm-3:00pm PDT 'Into the Wild, Tips & Tricks' with Orientation Leader Maddie Wray [All Students]

  • 2:00pm-4:00pm PDT School of Music Mandatory Musicianship Skills Placement Exam [BFA+MFA]

  • 2:30pm-3:00pm PDT School of Art Mandatory Welcome Event [Returning Students]
     
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm PDT School of Art Mandatory Returning Program [Returning Students]

  • 3:00pm-3:30pm PDT School of Film/Video Welcome [BFA+MFA]

  • 3:30pm-5:00pm PDT Character Animation Mandatory Program Welcome Event [BFA+MFA]

  • 3:30pm-5:30pm PDT Experimental Animation Mandatory Program Welcome Event [BFA+MFA] 

  • 3:30pm PDT Program in Film and Video Mandatory Welcome Event [BFA+MFA] 

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm PDT School of Theater Mandatory New Student Meeting [BFA+MFA]

  • 4:00pm-6:00pm PDT 'Social Life Chat' with Orientation Leader Jo Ross [All Students]

  • 5:00-6:00pm PDT Parent & Family Book Club [Non-students]

  • 6:00pm-8:00pm PDT 'Adulting 101' with Orientation Leader Rachel Shin [All Students]

  • 6:00pm PDT Film Directing Mandatory Program Welcome Event [BFA+MFA]

  • 6:00pm-8:00 pm PDT School of Music Music Theory Placement Examination [BFA+MFA]

  • 9:00pm-11:00pm PDT School of Music Musicianship Skills Placement Examination [BFA+MFA]


  • 9:00am-10:00am PDT Yoga with Orientation Leader Joshua Sadinsky [All Students]

  • 9:30am–11:30am PDT School of Music All Faculty/Staff Meeting

  • 10:00am-11:00am PDT Center for Integrated Media Orientation

  • 1:00pm-3:00pm PDT Self Healing & Connecting to the Body with Orientation Leader Maddie Wray [All Students]

  • 2:00pm-4:30pm PDT School of Music New Student Specialization Mentoring Sessions [BFA+MFA]

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm PDT School of Theater Mandatory All School Meeting

  • 5:00pm-6:00pm CalArts Club Mi Gente Meet & Greet [All Students]

  • 5:30pm-7:00pm PDT Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Welcome and Faculty Recital [BFA+MFA]


  • 10:00am-12:00pm PDT ‘DIY WorkSpace Decor’ with Orientation Leader Christina Giordano [All Students]

  • 12:00pm-1:30pm PDT 'Sub Level Show' with Orientation Leader Jake Olson [All Students]

  • 1:00pm-3:00pm PDT 'Raging Yacht Party' with Orientation Leader Rachel Shin [All Students] 

  • 1:00-4:00pm PDT Critical Studies Creative Writing Mandatory Meeting [MFA]

  • 2:00-4:30pm PDT Critical Studies Aesthetics and Politics Mandatory Meeting [MA]


  • 9:00am PDT Informal Meeting with Art School Staff

  • 9:00am-10:00am PDT Herb Alpert School of Music Tour with Orientation Leader Joshua Sadinsky [All Students]

  • 10:00am-11:00am PDT Herb Alpert School of Music Welcome Event [BFA+MFA]

  • 6:00pm-7:00pm PDT Art School Teach-in Instanter 

  • 8:00pm-10:00pm PDT Slumber Party with Orientation Leader Jake Olson [All Students]


  • 3:00pm-6:00pm (PDT) Character Design with Character Animators’ with Orientation Leader Christina Giordano [All Students]


  • 10:00am-12:00pm PDT Tour of Santa Clarita with Orientation Leader Christina Giordano [All Students]

  • 1:00pm-3:00pm PDT Congratulations: Class of 2024 with Orientation Leader Jake Olson [All Students]

  • 3:00pm-5:00pm PDT Surviving Your Courses 101 with Orientation Leader Jo Ross [All Students]

     


  • 1:30-3:30pm (PDT) Student Experience Office Staff [All Students] 

 


  • 1:00pm-3:00pm (PDT) Check-in with Orientation Leader Jo Ross [All Students] 


  • 9:00am-10:00am (PDT) Check-in with Orientation Leader Joshua Sadinsky [All Students] 
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm (PDT) Check-in with Orientation Leader Maddie Wray [All Students]

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm (PDT) Check-in with Orientation Leader Rachel [All Students] 
     

  • 1:30pm-3:30pm (PDT) Check-in with Student Experience Office Staff [All Students] 

  • 9:30am-12:00pm (PDT) Check-in with Orientation Leader Jake Olson [All Students] 

  • 9:00am- 12:00pm (PDT) Check-in with Orientation Leader Christina Giordano [All Students]  


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