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Parents & Family Orientation

Parents & Family Orientation

PFO Office is Virtual Effective March 19, 2020

In light of the heightened concerns around COVID-19, PFO staff will work remotely until further notice and the office will not be open for any in-person services. Please contact our offices with questions. Visit the COVID-19 website for important updates on the university response to COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding.

PFO offers Summer 2021 - Spring 2022 services completely online for free beginning June 1, 2021!


Welcome to The Beach Family!

CSULB Parent and Family Orientation (PFO) is excited to have you join our community and we recognize the vital role you will continue to play in supporting your student.

As your partner, we created services designed specifically to help facilitate your student’s successful transition to college life at The Beach. To show our commitment to this partnership, our Summer 2021 PFO Orientation services and resources, including our new Beach Family Portal, will be provided completely free and online beginning June 1, 2021.

The Beach Family Portal

Cal State Long Beach is launching a new online Beach Family Portal on June 1! This one-stop-shop will help you feel more connected to the campus, stay involved with your student, and give you access to: online orientations and workshops, year-round personalized newsletters, important campus deadlines and alerts, space to meet other parents based on interests, and much more.

Please visit this website to access The Beach Family Portal and Orientation beginning June 1, 2021.

Continue to check the PFO and SOAR websites for updated information regarding summer processes and deadlines. Additionally, visit the Reuniting The Beach website for COVID-19 updates. If you have any questions, please contact us at parentandfamilyprograms@csulb.edu and add us to your email contacts.

We look forward to building a strong, supportive partnership for your student’s success at Cal State Long Beach!


How Much is PFO?

  • There is no registration fee for the PFO Online Summer program.

PFO Online Presentation Topics

Summer Orientation- (English and Spanish)

PFO online orientations are designed to complement your student’s SOAR orientation experience. We will provide you with virtual presentations, Live Q&A Zoom/FB Live webinars, plus other key information about the resources and programs CSULB has available.

  • Financial Aid and Student Financial Services
  • Academic support, requirements, and expectations
  • How students get involved: In-person and virtually
  • Health, Wellness, and Safety resources
  • University and off-campus housing
  • Testimonials from current students about their experiences
  • And other strategies to support first-year college students!