New Student Orientation
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2020-2021 New Student Orientation

**All new Spring students are required to participate in New Student Orientation. Students can begin no earlier than Tuesday, December 22, and the Orientation will be available through January 15

To log in 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 finish the International Students link first, before proceeding to the New Student Orientation.

CalArts New Student Orientation

CalArts International Student Orientation

*CalArts will be closed for the Winter Break from December 23 - January 3. For technical assistance with the Orientation during this time, you can email All other Orientation questions can be sent to, and will be received on January 4 and responded to as quickly as possible.

CalArts Online Orientation Overview

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, CalArts Orientation will be entirely online, beginning Tuesday, December 22, and continuing through Friday, January 15. It will consist of online sessions to complete, mandatory trainings, and virtual events to attend. There are 12 online sessions, and we recommend doing at least 1-2 each day you work on the Orientation.

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 will include:

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

Online Orientation Event Schedule 

  • 5:00pm PDT Online New Student Orientation is available [All Students]

  • 10:00am-12:00pm PDT Music Theory Placement Exams [Music School BFA & MFA]

  • 2:00pm-4:00pm PDT Musicianship Skills Placement Exams [Music School BFA & MFA]

  • 6:00pm-7:00pm PDT CalArts Student Resources Panel [All Students]

  • 10:00am-3:00pm PDT Course Advising Day ​[All Students]

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

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

  • 6:30pm-9:00pm PDT Jackbox Games with Orientation Leader [All Students]

  • 9:00am-10:00pm PDT Winter Session Classes begin [All Students]

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