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Fall 2023


Aug 31 Friends of Froshman - CSUMB Accounting Alumni who have previously completed the Income Tax Fundamentals course generously share their invaluable insights for excelling within the class... and beyond!


Sept 6 Human Resources Club Fall 2023 Kick-off Event - Join us to get the club rolling and get to know your fellow HR nerds! We'll also have FOOD!!!! And Jackbox Games!

Sept 12Monterey Bay Connect - The Promise of Hydrogen Power (monthly networking event for aspiring entrepreneurs)

Sept 21 Accounting Networking Event (ANE)


Oct 2 Ag Jobs: Bringing A Greater Vision Forum and Career Fair - Featuring keynote speaker Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food & Agriculture. Network with ag industry employers at the Career Fair following the forum.

Oct 11 – 2023 DART Symposium - The Drone Automation and Robotics Technology (DART) Symposium brings together experts and enthusiasts in the field of drone, automation, and robotics technologies with entrepreneurs, policymakers, educators and community-based organizations.  CSUMB students register to attend for free!

  • Fall 2023 - Important Dates

    August 17 – 2023-24 Academic Year begins
    August 17-18, 21-22 –  Faculty planning days
    August 18-19 – Student Move-in
    August 18-27 – Otter Days
    August 23 – First day of instruction
    September 4 – Labor Day ~ Campus closed
    September 7 – Last day to add/drop classes
    September 19 – National Voter Registration Day
    September 20 – Enrollment census date
    October 2 – Winter 2024 class schedule published
    October 2 – Spring 2024 class schedule published
    October 16 – Winter 2024 registration begins
    October 23 – Spring 2024 registration begins for continuing students
    October 26 – Vote Early Day
    November 10 – Veteran’s Day  ~ Campus closed
    November 20-22 – Fall break ~ Faculty planning days ~ No Classes
    November 23 – Thanksgiving Day ~ Campus closed
    November 24 – Academic Holiday for faculty and students ~ No classes
    December 8 – Last day of instruction
    December 11 – Study Day
    December 12-15 – Assessment/final exam period
    December 25-29 – Holidays observed ~ Campus closed
    January 1 – New Year’s Day ~ Campus closed
    January 2 – Grades due ~ Last day of fall term

    Click here to access the Academic Calendar 

    Click here to access the list of Official Deadlines and Due Dates (for housing, registrar, other admin)

  • Spring 2023

    Wed, 2/1 – Spring 2023 Virtual Otter Raft! 

    Fri-Sun, 2/3-5 – Startup Factory Monterey Bay – an intensive weekend where hands-on entrepreneurship experience for aspiring entrepreneurs. 

    Fri, 2/10 – Special Events Management Team (SEMT) Internship  Info Session

    Wed, 2/15 – Spring 2023 Virtual Otter Raft! 

    Wed, 2/15 – Online Responsible Business MBA Webinar 

    Tues, 2/21 – Meeting Professionals International: Journey’s Webinar Series “Special Events Professionals” 

    Tues, 2/21 – Startup Monterey Bay Connect: Startup Factory Winners 2023 

    Wed, 2/22 – CSUMB Career & Internship Fair 2023 

    Wed, 3/1 – Spring 2023 Virtual Otter Raft! 

    Mon, 3/6 – Startup Challenge Monterey Bay Application Deadline

    Wed, 3/15 – Spring 2023 Virtual Otter Raft!

    Mon, 3/20 – Diamond Key Workshop: Commonsense Responsible Business - A Discussion with Kelly O'Brien (virtual event)

    Wed, 3/22 – Diamond Key Workshop: Get LinkedIn, hosted by Dr. Jill Hosmer Jolley (virtual event)

    Wed, 3/29 – Spring 2023 Virtual Otter Raft! Meet fellow otters, learn from guest speakers, and earn Diamond Key credit.

    Wed, 4/5, 3-5 PM – 21st Annual Ethics and Responsible Business Forum – Life and Work after ChatGPT: New Opportunities and Ethical Challenges from Generative AI. Join us for the LIVE webinar! ONLINE

    Wed, 4/5, 6-7 PM – Virtual Otter Raft! Meet fellow otters, learn from guest speakers, and earn Diamond Key credit. ONLINE

    Mon, 4/10, 6 PM  An MBA: What, Why, When, How, & How Much? Earn Diamond Key credit! All majors welcome! ONLINE

    Thu, 4/13 –  Financial Literacy #1 - Workshop & Pizza. IN PERSON

    Thu, 4/20 –  Financial Literacy #2 - Workshop & Pizza. IN PERSON

    Thu, 4/27 –  Financial Literacy #3 - Workshop & Pizza. IN PERSON

    Fri, 4/28 – Startup Challenge Monterey Bay 2023 Finale - Meet the finalists during the Venture Showcase, vote for Crowd Favorite, enjoy refreshments, and attend the awards ceremony! IN PERSON

    Wed, 5/3 – College of Business Showcase - for our graduating seniors. Email for details.

    Tue, 5/9 – Startup Monterey Bay Connect - Monthly meeting for entrepreneurs and startup businesses in the Monterey Bay Region. IN PERSON

    Tue, 5/9 – Agribusiness Club Speaker Series - Join us for our last meeting of the semester with Lalainia Moules, Director of Transportation and Trade Compliance. Zoom ID: 867 2055 3529 ONLINE

    Fri, May 12: Last day of instruction

    Thu, 5/18 – Spring 2023 College of Business Capstone Festival – CSUMB Business and Information Technology Building in Rooms 104 & 119

    May 16-19: Assessment / Final exam period

    Sat, 5/20 – 2023 MBA Graduation Celebration – for our graduating MBA students. 

    Sun, 5/21 – 2023 Commencement: College of Business Convocation 2023 will be held at Rabobank Stadium at 2 p.m. See for full details.

    Fall 2022

    9/13/22 – Online MBA Webinar: "See How Far an MBA Can Take You"

    9/13/22 – Startup Monterey Bay Connect: Drone, Automation, and Robotics Technologies

    9/14/22 – Virtual Otter Raft

    9/19/22 – Diamond Key Workshop: Careers in Financial Services - on campus and online!

    9/22/22 – Accounting Networking Event

    10/3/22 – Hayashi Wayland Mixer - for Accounting and Finance Concentration students

    10/10/22 –  Guest Speaker: Hanna Rogge, Senior Wealth Manager at  Monterey Private Wealth hosted by the Accounting Society 

    10/11/22 – Startup Monterey Bay Connect: Clean Energy Economy

    10/12/22 – Virtual Otter Raft!

    10/20/22 –  Concentration Information Panel hosted by The Business Club

    10/21/22 – ACIP Internationalization Series: Obtaining Credit–An International Student's Perspective Speakers: Dr. Mary Anne Majadillas, Associate Professor of Finance at COB

    10/24/22 – Greater Vision and Cultivating Talent & Harvesting Leaders Career Fair

    10/26/22 – Virtual Otter Raft!

    11/5/22 – CSUMB Open House - This is a campus-wide event open to the public!

    11/7/22 – UROC Info Session: Researchers Program

    11/7/22 – UROC Info Session 1: Koret Scholars Program

    11/8/22 – UROC Info Session 2: Koret Scholars Program

    11/8/22 – Backpack to Briefcase - transition workshop for students graduating in fall 2022

    11/9/22 – Virtual Otter Raft!

    11/10/22 – Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony

    11/17/22 – College of Business Alumni Mixer (Seaside, CA)

    11/21 - 11/25 – Fall Break (No Classes)

    11/30 - 12/1 – Annual DART Symposium (2 days)

    12/6/22 – Pizza with Professors - hosted by the Agribusiness Club, Accounting Society, and Business Club, 5 - 7 PM, OSU Ballroom

    12/7/22 – Virtual Otter Raft!

    12/9/22 – Last Day of Instruction

    12/12/22 – Startup Monterey Bay Connect: Holiday Gifts & Food

    12/13 - 12/16 – Final Exams

    12/15/22 – Fall 2022 Capstone Festival

    SPRING 2021

    Tue 1/11 – Startup Monterey Bay Connect: 2022 Outlook from Regional Industries. Hosted by the College of Business Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED).

    Mon 1/24 – Spring Semester begins

    Fri-Sun – Techstars Startup Weekend – ONLINE Learn how to think, work, and build like a startup in 54 thrilling hours.

    Tues 2/8  Agribusiness Club Guest Speaker Series hosts Aaron Johnson, BUS 434 professor at CSUMB and attorney for JRG Attorneys at Law, and other guest speakers from the Cannabis Industry.

    Tue 2/8 – Startup Monterey Bay Connect: Social Non-profits. Hosted by the College of Business Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED).

    Wed, 2/9 – VIRTUAL OTTER RAFT Susan Harker and Maj-Britt Kimm host hiring manager Lidia Zaragoza, Director of Marketing at Hyly. Come hear about internships & full-time job opportunities! Get help on resumé writing and interviewing!

    Fri 2/11 – Pebble Beach Special Events Management Team (SEMT) Info Session. This is annual opportunity for Sustainable Hospitality Management students to gain hands-on training in managing a team at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

    Wed 3/16 – MBA Webinar for Undergrads and Alumni. Meet some of CSUMB’s Responsible Business Online MBA students and find out what the program is all about in a live webinar at 6 p.m.

    3/15-22 - AS Student Elections - learn about the Associated Student candidates and vote!

    Wed 3/23 –  Ethics and Responsible Business Forum ONLINE: This year's debate topic is Woke Capitalism.

    Wed 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4 – Virtual Otter Raft: All majors welcome! Learn about internships & jobs, career connections, professional development, academic support. Breakout rooms available to chat or study.

    Wed-Thur 4/6-7 – GradFest is a one-stop shop for graduating seniors! Purchase your cap and gown, order Commencement invitations, have your graduation portrait taken, and more!

    Tue 4/12 – Diamond Key Program Presents: Adventure Tourism Guest Speaker Series

    Tue 4/12 – The Agribusiness Club Speaker Series presents Lupe Lara-Fernandez, Transportation Planning Analyst at Driscoll's. Guadalupe Lara-Fernandez graduated from CSUMB in 2020 with a B.S. in Business Administration and a concentration in Agribusiness. Register on MyRaft!

    Wed 4/13  AgTechX Ed: Developing the Next Generation of Tech Savvy Ag Workers

    Sat 4/16 – COMMENCEMENT: College of Business Class of 2019-20

    Tue 4/19  Diamond Key Program Presents: Adventure Tourism Guest Speaker Series

    Wed 4/20  COB Undergraduate Research Open House - Hybrid/BIT108

    Wed 4/20 – Virtual Otter Raft: All majors welcome! Learn about internships & jobs, career connections, professional development, academic support. Breakout rooms available to chat or study.

    Sat 4/23 – COMMENCEMENT: College of Business Class of 2020-21

    Tue 4/26 – The Agribusiness Club Speaker Series presents Paige Viren, Executive Director of the Sustainable Hospitality & Tourism Management Program. She also has some unique experiences working with farmers to create sustainable tourist attractions. Register on MyRaft!

    Wed 4/27 – One-stop Career Prep Workshop by Diamond Key and Sustainable Hospitality Management programs. Free headshots by a professional photographer!

    4/29-30 – 

    Sun 4/30 – College of Business Honors Convocation

    Tue 5/3  Diamond Key Program Presents: Adventure Tourism Guest Speaker Series

    Wed 5/4 – Virtual Otter Raft: All majors welcome! Learn about internships & jobs, career connections, professional development, academic support. Breakout rooms available to chat or study.


    Wed 5/11 – College of Business Showcase to honor Graduating Seniors, COB Outstanding Students, and Community Leaders

    Date TBA – College of Business Spring 2022 Capstone Festival

    Fri 5/20 – COMMENCEMENT: College of Business Class of 2022

    FALL 2021

    The Virtual Otter Raft - ONLINE

    All majors welcome! Sessions include a special guest speaker, helpful information on navigating scholarships, career connections, business etiquette, and breakout rooms to chat or study.Fall 2021 Virtual Otter Rafts dates –

    • Sept 9, 6:00 PM
    • Oct 21, 6:00 PM
    • Nov 4, 6:00 PM
    • Nov 18, 6:00 PM
    • Dec 2, 06:00 PM

    Dec 14 – Startup Monterey Bay Connect: Regional Makerspaces and Fab Labs

    Nov 30 – NOW is the Time to Start Looking for an INTERNSHIP

    Nov 29 – Webinar: Keeping it Real - Affirming the Asian Community

    Oct 12 –  - ONLINE

    Oct 6 – Careers in Financial Services - In-person and ONLINE

    Oct 4 – Greater Vision 2021: Your Future in Ag: A Conversation with US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

    Sept 23 – 

    SPRING 2021

    March 9 – Diamond Key Workshop – Why Get an M.B.A?  Led by Diamond Key Program Lead and MBA Associate Director, Susan Harker. 

    March 11 – Diamond Key Workshop: Become A Linkedin All-Star. Led by CSUMB College of Business lecturer, Dr. Jill Hosmer.

    March 16 – CSUMB Student Job Information Fair

    March 24 – Annual Ethics and Responsible Business Forum

    April 15 – Diamond Key Workshop – Networking Through Linkedin. Led Dr. Jill Hosmer.

    May 4 – Diamond Key Workshop: Create Your Professional Resume. Led by Maj-Britt Kimm, coordinator of the College of Business Internship & Career Gateway Programs

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The College of Business (COB) Student Emergency Fund will help support COB students in need with small monetary awards to make it easier to remain connected to the transformational experiences that are the hallmark of a CSUMB and COB education. Basic needs, which include support around hunger, shelter, clothing, hygiene, and safe and consistent access to an internet signal, are real and pervasive struggles for many of our students on campus. We want to help. Find out how to apply or donate today!