Confused about Orientation

<p>Okay so I'm an incoming freshman and I was wondering what orientation is like for freshman? Is it the 3 days, 2 nights thing that I keep reading about? Or is it just one day? How much does it cost? ugh I'm confuseddd...</p>

<p>3 days, 2 nights.</p>

<p>It costs like 360 or something like that.</p>

<p>You aren't billed right away - I believe the bill is within your fall or winter bar.</p>

<p>it's one day for transfers. </p>

<p>read the orientation site more carefully and use the forum search feature if you're dying to hear post-orientation stories from previous years.</p>

<p>Yeah I read the orientation site, thanks guys. Sign up June 1st for freshman too?</p>

<p>Orientation is pretty much a waste of time and money. However, you do need to go so that you can register for classes on the last day. I bolted as soon as I finished registering.</p>

<p>If you register for an earlier session, there will be less people signed up and therefore have a better pick of schedule.</p>

<p>I wouldn't say orientation is a waste of time. My daughter (currently a junior at UCLA) really enjoyed it. Also, one of her best friends at school now she met in her orientation group. The last day (day 3) is Parent's Day and there are tours and presentations for parents which my husband and I enjoyed. Orientation is a great introduction to the campus, a chance to get some counseling on your fall classes and socially can be fun if you are an outgoing person who enjoys meeting new people. Try to go to an early session as your class choices will be better. just be sure to sign up the first morning sign ups start.</p>

<p>If we don't go to the orientation, then how do we register for our classes?</p>

<p>You register at the very end of the summer... I'd ask the orientation office/admissions office on what exactly that timeframe is and if you have to take any online seminars</p>

<p>Well, I have a quick orientation question about housing during orientation. Is there some sort of on-campus housing provided for parents, or do they have to register at hotels?</p>

<p>If I remember correctly UCLA offers rooms at Hilgard House (Hilgard</a> House Hotel & Suites). It may have been the UCLA Guest House (UCLA</a> - Guest House Hotel). Parents don't stay in the dorms.</p>

<p>Orientation is definitely not a waste of money! Not only was I able to register for classes in a setting where major-specific counseling was readily available, I received a general overview of campus and residential life, a head start on getting to know people in my classes, experience of living on the Hill and eating in the dining halls, and a sense of welcome and belonging to campus.</p>

<p>Parents book lodging in one of the hundreds of hotels in the area.</p>